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Myanmar: Drop Defamation Charges Against Kachin Activist

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:43 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Drop Criminal Defamation Charges Against Kachin Activist Decriminalize defamation laws, uphold right to freedom of expression More >>

Myanmar: End Judicial Harassment of Swe Win, Drop Charges

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 12:07 pm | Fortify Rights

(Yangon, October 27, 2017)—The Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally drop charges against journalist Swe Win, said Fortify Rights today. Swe Win faces criminal defamation charges for criticizing the extremist Buddhist monk Wirathu on ... More >>

Myanmar: End Attacks in Rakhine State, Protect Civilians

Saturday, 2 September 2017, 12:26 pm | Fortify Rights

Massive refugee-influx expected in Bangladesh as Muslim villages burn (KUTUPALONG, September 1, 2017)—Myanmar state security forces should immediately end attacks on civilians and ensure the protection of those fleeing violence, Fortify Rights ... More >>

Fortify Rights on violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Monday, 28 August 2017, 4:39 pm | Fortify Rights

Quotes attributable to Matthew Smith, CEO of Fortify Rights on the unfolding emergency in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar: More >>

Myanmar: Free Wrongfully Detained Kachin Christian Leaders

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 4:48 pm | Fortify Rights

(YANGON, July 25, 2017) – Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release two ethnic Kachin Baptist leaders who have been arbitrarily detained since December 24, 2016, Fortify Rights and Human Rights Watch said today. Dumdaw Nawng ... More >>

Thailand: Provide Legal Status, Protections for Refugees

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 6:41 pm | Fortify Rights

(Bangkok, July 6, 2017)–The Government of Thailand should stop detaining and forcibly returning refugees to situations of potential harm, Fortify Right today. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi will meet Thai Prime ... More >>

Myanmar: Investigate Torture, Death of Ethnic Ta’ang

Monday, 3 July 2017, 2:55 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Investigate Torture, Death of Ethnic Ta’ang Civilians in Shan State Free Detained Journalists, Ensure Accountability (YANGON, July 3, 2017) – Myanmar Army soldiers arbitrarily detained and tortured dozens of civilians from a village in ... More >>

Myanmar: Kachin Christians Feared "Disappeared"

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 5:09 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Kachin Christians Feared "Disappeared" Urgently Report on Whereabouts, Well-Being; Allow UN Expert Access More >>

Thailand: Court Acquits Environmental Defenders

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 8:41 pm | Fortify Rights

Thailand: Court Acquits Environmental Defenders of Wrongful Charges Protect environmental activists, uphold rights to peaceful assembly and expression (Loei, November 25, 2016)—Fortify Rights welcomes a decision today by the Loei Provincial Court to ... More >>

Conviction violates freedom of expression

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 7:07 pm | Fortify Rights

(Yangon, June 17, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release four men who were convicted and sentenced on Tuesday for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today. The authorities should ... More >>

 

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