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Myanmar: Free Seven University Students in Mandalay

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 12:20 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Free Seven University Students in Mandalay University students sentenced to hard labor for peaceful protest More >>

Thailand: Protect Human Rights Defenders From Legal Action

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:36 pm | Fortify Rights

Thai authorities and controversial poultry firm Thammakaset Company Limited should drop spurious complaints against workers and human rights defenders who raised alarm about labor rights abuses, said Fortify Rights and 88 organizations worldwide today ... More >>

Myanmar: Protect Peaceful Protesters in Karenni State

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 4:14 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar authorities should end an ongoing crackdown and investigate the use of excessive force by police officers against peaceful ethnic Karenni protesters in Loikaw, Fortify Rights said today. Yesterday, February 12, police aimed water cannons and fired rubber ... More >>

Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaints Against Rights Activist

Monday, 4 February 2019, 4:26 pm | Fortify Rights

Thai authorities and chicken-farm company Thammakaset Company Limited should immediately drop criminal complaints against human rights defender and migrant worker from Myanmar Nan Win for his involvement in exposing labor rights violations in Thailand, Fortify ... More >>

Ensure U.N. Security Council Refers Myanmar to the ICC

Monday, 17 December 2018, 5:21 pm | Fortify Rights

United States: Ensure U.N. Security Council Refers Myanmar to the ICC 23 Rohingya groups worldwide call on the U.S. government to push for international accountability for genocide More >>

U.N. Security Council: Refer Myanmar to International Court

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:13 am | Fortify Rights

The United Nations Security Council should urgently refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of mass atrocities against ethnic Kachin, Rohingya, and Shan civilians, said Fortify ... More >>

Thailand: Ensure Refugee Rights and Protections

Monday, 18 June 2018, 6:19 pm | Fortify Rights

Thailand: Ensure Refugee Rights and Protections Through Refugee Regulation End detention, forcible returns, and establish durable solutions More >>

Thailand/Malaysia: Protect Rohingya Refugees

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:35 pm | Fortify Rights

Thailand/Malaysia: Protect Rohingya Refugees, Urge ASEAN to Take Action Thai authorities push Rohingya refugees back out to sea, putting lives at risk (BANGKOK, April 2, 2018) – The governments of Thailand and Malaysia should cooperate to provide protection ... More >>

U.N. Security Council: Refer Myanmar to the ICC

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:48 am | Fortify Rights

(BANGKOK, February 13, 2018)—The United Nations Security Council should refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court to investigate genocide and other atrocity crimes against Rohingya Muslims, Fortify Rights said today. The Security Council will convene ... More >>

Myanmar: Investigate Deadly Crackdown Against Rakhine

Monday, 22 January 2018, 8:06 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Investigate Deadly Crackdown Against Rakhine Protesters in Mrauk-U Survivors and eyewitnesses describe unlawful use of lethal force by police (YANGON, January 22, 2018)—Myanmar authorities should conduct an impartial investigation into a ... More >>

Myanmar: Drop Charges, Release Detained Journalists

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 6:50 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Drop Charges, Release Arbitrarily Detained Journalists Two journalists face 14-year prison sentence, trial begins January 23 More >>

Two Reuters Journalists Arrested in Myanmar

Monday, 18 December 2017, 10:20 am | Fortify Rights

(YANGON, December 14, 2017)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release two Reuters journalists arrested on December 12, Fortify Rights said today. This case is the latest example of a wider and targeted crackdown on the news media ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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