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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 >>

UN Security Council: Refer Myanmar To The ICC, Impose A Global Arms Embargo

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 5:28 pm | Fortify Rights

The United Nations Security Council should impose a global arms embargo on Myanmar and refer the situation in the country to the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Fortify Rights today. The Security Council is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on ... More >>

Myanmar: Release Government Officials And Human Rights Defenders Detained In Military Coup

Monday, 1 February 2021, 5:08 pm | Fortify Rights

The Myanmar military should immediately and unconditionally release State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, government ministers, members of parliament, and human rights defenders detained in early morning nationwide raids, said Fortify Rights today. State-run ... More >>

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Ethnic-Rakhine Journalists, Ensure Freedom Of Press

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 5:53 am | Fortify Rights

Military targets Rakhine journalists with criminal defamation complaints (YANGON, January 26, 2021)—Myanmar authorities should immediately drop criminal defamation and other complaints against four ethnic-Rakhine (Arakanese) journalists, Fortify ... More >>

Myanmar: Free Student Activists Arbitrarily Detained For Peaceful Anti-War Protests

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 4:41 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar authorities should immediately release and end criminal proceedings against dozens of student activists facing criminal charges for their involvement in peaceful protest activities, Fortify Rights said today. Today, Aung Myay Thar-Zan Township ... More >>

Bangladesh/Myanmar: Rohingya Mental Health Crisis Demands Attention

Friday, 11 December 2020, 5:53 am | Fortify Rights

New report reveals extreme rates of traumatic stress among Rohingya genocide survivors (BANGKOK, December 10, 2020)—Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who survived genocide in Myanmar are experiencing a severe mental health crisis, according to data in a ... More >>

Myanmar: Hold By-Elections And Ensure Right To Vote For All

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 6:11 am | Fortify Rights

Millions denied right to vote under discriminatory laws, cancelled elections (BANGKOK, November 25, 2020)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately schedule by-elections in areas where the Union Election Commission (UEC) cancelled the November 8 polls, ... More >>

Refugee “Instagrammers” Win Prestigious Social-Media Award

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 6:25 pm | Fortify Rights

Three Rohingya refugees, Fortify Rights, and Doha Debates win Shorty Award (BANGKOK, November 24, 2020)—Fortify Rights, Doha Debates, and three Rohingya refugee photographers in Bangladesh won a prestigious Shorty Award for promoting photography in the world’s ... More >>