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Thailand: Prevent Misuse Of COVID-19 Emergency Decree, Bring Provisions In Line With Human Rights Law

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 6:42 am | Fortify Rights

Thai government extends COVID-19 emergency decree by two months (BANGKOK, September 28, 2021)—The Government of Thailand should ensure the emergency decree and any measures adopted in response to COVID-19 align with international human rights law, ... More >>

U.N. Member States: Recognize Credentials Of Myanmar Representative Kyaw Moe Tun

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 6:12 am | Fortify Rights

September 13 General Assembly expected to determine Myanmar representation at U.N. tomorrow (BANGKOK, August 13, 2021)—United Nations member states should recognize the credentials of the serving Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the U.N., Ambassador ... More >>

New Film 'EXODUS' Provides Unique Window Into Lives Of Rohingya Refugees

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 3:22 pm | Fortify Rights

Fortify Rights and Doha Debates today released “EXODUS,” a 23-minute documentary film that delves into the lives of three young Rohingya refugee photographers from Myanmar living in one of the world’s largest refugee camps. The film follows the ... More >>

United Kingdom: Implement Parliament Recommendations On Myanmar, Take Action At U.N. Security Council

Friday, 23 July 2021, 5:47 am | Fortify Rights

Bipartisan parliamentary committee issues call-to-action on unfolding human rights catastrophe (BANGKOK, July 22, 2021)—The United Kingdom government should implement recommendations made by the Foreign Affairs Committee and urgently draft a U.N. Security ... More >>

U.N. Member States: Form Emergency Coalition To Respond To COVID Outbreak And Coup D’état In Myanmar

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 6:53 pm | Fortify Rights

Deadly third wave of COVID-19 is sweeping the nation (BANGKOK, July 21, 2021)—United Nations member states should immediately form an Emergency Coalition to provide humanitarian aid and coordinate a mass-vaccination campaign in Myanmar to contain the spread of ... More >>

Myanmar National Unity Government: Appoint An Ethnic-Rohingya Envoy To Implement New Policy

Friday, 4 June 2021, 6:14 am | Fortify Rights

NUG issues monumental policy shift on Rohingya rights (BANGKOK, June 3, 2021)—The National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar should appoint an ethnic-Rohingya representative to help it implement and expand upon its new policy on the rights of Rohingya people, ... More >>

United Kingdom: Take Urgent Action To Isolate Myanmar Junta, Support Accountability For Atrocities

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:02 am | Fortify Rights

U.K. Parliament holds inquiry into Myanmar crisis (BANGKOK, May 25, 2021)–The Government of the United Kingdom should take immediate action to deprive the Myanmar military junta of natural gas revenues, weapons, and political legitimacy, and ensure ... More >>

Thailand: Prevent Pushbacks, Establish Protection Mechanisms For Refugees Fleeing Myanmar

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 5:45 am | Fortify Rights

Thai government instructed authorities to block refugees from Myanmar (Bangkok, May 12, 2021)–The Government of Thailand should protect refugees from Myanmar from being forcibly returned and establish protection mechanisms in line with international ... More >>

ASEAN: Engage Myanmar's National Unity Government To End Crisis And Military Rule

Friday, 23 April 2021, 4:43 pm | Fortify Rights

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should work with the newly formed National Unity Government in Myanmar and the broader international community to bring an end to the Myanmar military junta’s attacks and ensure a transition to democratic, ... More >>

India: Protect Rohingya Refugees From Forced Return To Myanmar

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 5:10 pm | Fortify Rights

Indian Supreme Court rules Rohingya refugees can be returned to Myanmar (Cox’s Bazar, April 9, 2021)—The Government of India should protect Rohingya refugees and prevent their forced return to Myanmar, Fortify Rights said today. On April 8, ... More >>

Fortify Rights Welcomes Actor Thomas Sadoski To Advisory Board

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 5:43 pm | Fortify Rights

Fortify Rights today welcomes acclaimed American actor Thomas Sadoski to its Advisory Board. Sadoski is a human rights defender and an award-winning stage, film, and television actor. “The Myanmar military junta is systematically killing unarmed civilians ... More >>

Myanmar: Collective Action Needed To Stop Junta Attacks

Sunday, 28 March 2021, 5:58 am | Fortify Rights

Armed Forces Day massacre leaves scores dead (BANGKOK, March 27, 2021)–The international community must take immediate and collective action to end the Myanmar junta’s widespread and systematic killing of unarmed people, said Fortify Rights today. U.N. ... More >>

U.N. General Assembly: Hold An Emergency Special Session On Myanmar

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 6:50 am | Fortify Rights

Myanmar junta systematically murdering and arresting protesters (BANGKOK, March 15, 2021)—U.N. member states should move to hold an Emergency Special Session at the U.N. General Assembly to demand collective action in response to the Myanmar ... More >>

Myanmar Junta: End Systematic Attack On The People Of Myanmar, Reverse Coup D’état

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 5:05 pm | Fortify Rights

The Myanmar military junta must immediately end its deadly nationwide attack against nonviolent protesters and return power to the elected government, Fortify Rights said today. The junta’s forces killed at least 61 people in at least seven regions ... More >>

On The Protesters Gunned Down In Myanmar Today

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:55 am | Fortify Rights

28 February In cities and towns around Myanmar today, the military and police responded to peaceful pro-democracy protests with lethal force, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores, according to the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human ... More >>

South/Southeast Asia Governments: Rescue Rohingya Refugees Stranded At Sea

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 6:11 am | Fortify Rights

Scores of Rohingya reportedly adrift at sea (COX’S BAZAR, February 23, 2021)—Regional governments in South and Southeast Asia should support safe disembarkation and humanitarian assistance for scores of Rohingya refugees on a boat reportedly adrift at sea. “Too ... More >>

Myanmar: End Assault On Media Freedom

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 5:11 pm | Fortify Rights

The Myanmar military junta has arbitrarily detained journalists, threatened others into hiding, and dictated proposed legislation that would severely curb media freedoms, Fortify Rights said today. The junta arbitrarily arrested or detained at least nine ... More >>

Myanmar: End Violent Crackdown On Peaceful Protests, Ensure Right To Peaceful Assembly

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 6:36 am | Fortify Rights

Police shot 19-year-old woman in the head, injured others (YANGON, February 10, 2021)—The Myanmar military and police should immediately end any use of excessive force against peaceful protesters and ensure the right to peaceful assembly, said ... More >>

Myanmar: End Violent Crackdown On Peaceful Protests, Ensure Right To Peaceful Assembly

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 4:22 pm | Fortify Rights

The Myanmar military and police should immediately end any use of excessive force against peaceful protesters and ensure the right to peaceful assembly, said Fortify Rights today. Myanmar police shot 19-year-old Myat Thet Thet Khaing in the head with ... More >>

Myanmar: Rescind Order To Use Force Against Protesters, Protect Basic Freedoms

Saturday, 6 February 2021, 6:04 am | Fortify Rights

Military junta arrests peaceful protesters of coup d’état, blocks Facebook (BANGKOK, February 5, 2021)—Myanmar authorities should protect basic freedoms and immediately rescind police orders to arrest and use force against protesters, said Fortify Rights ... More >>