12 Mar 2011
As the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar presents his report to the 16th session of United Nations Human Rights Council, governments should speak with one voice on Myanmar’s long-standing failure to address widespread and systematic human rights violations in the country.
10 Mar 2011
Engineers are secretly surveying for dams planned by China hydropower giant Datang on the Salween and its tributaries in Karenni State under the armed guard of Burma’s junta, according to local researchers.
8 Feb 2011
On August 4th, 2009 we, the KNU, issued a statement concerning the Hatgyi dam construction project. In the statement, we called upon the countries investing in construction of the dam to withdraw their investment as the construction of the dam would cause massive damage to the environment and bring on widespread human rights violations against local populations in the form of burning down of villages, looting of property, crop destruction, killing of livestock, extortion of money, torture and killing of suspects, rape of women, forced relocation and forced labor by troops of the SPDC military dictatorship.
7 Feb 2011
MR. Charlie Tiyu, a migrant worker from Myanmar who was illegally chained to his bed whilst receiving treatment for a work-related injury last week, is being supported by Thai rights groups today (7TH FEB 2011) to demand compensation from the Social Security Office's (SSO) Workmen's Compensation Fund (WCF). After a campaign by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF), the Immigration Bureau ordered Charlie unchained on 4th Feb 2011 but he remains under custody in the Police General Hospital in Bangkok.
28 Jan 2011
The Ministry of Defence is preparing to set up the 7th Infantry Division to oversee the upper north of Thailand with a proposed budget of 9 billion baht. The army denies criticism that the move is to deal with red shirts, but is instead to balance Burma’s military force which is being strengthened.
16 Nov 2010
Aung San Suu Kyi’s public address at the NLD Headquarters on 14 November 2010. (unofficial translation)
15 Nov 2010
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.
14 Nov 2010
MAE SOT, Thailand – At least a thousand Burmese are trapped in no man’s land on the border with Thailand as fighting between the Burmese army and a faction of a Karen armed group, which began soon after the November 7 general elections, entered its first week.
11 Nov 2010
SWAN strongly denounces the Burma Army build-up around the Shan ceasefire area in Ke See township, central Shan State, which led to the rape of a young disabled woman on the eve of the November 7 election.
3 Sep 2010
Amnesty International is calling on the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution ensuring the urgent establishment of an international commission of inquiry into serious human rights violations committed in Myanmar, including crimes against humanity and possible war crimes.
19 Jul 2010
Southeast Asian nations should press the Myanmar government to protect the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association throughout the elections period and beyond, Amnesty International said today [18 July] on the eve of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Ha Noi.
12 May 2010
Amnesty International Briefing The following remarks were given by Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International’s Myanmar Researcher, at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, on 11 May 2010.