Militarization

Bangladesh: 23rd Years of Kalpana Abduction: PCMS-HWF demand for high-level investigation and exemplary punishment of the perpetrators

Parbatya Chattagram Mahila Samity (PCMS) and Hill Women’s Federation (HWF) urged government of Bangladesh to take step immediately for conducting a high-level probe and proper justice to the Kalpana Chakma …

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AIPP Submission to the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for its study on “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Context of Borders, Migration and Displacement”

This submission is made to the EMRIP based on AIPP’s existing research on indigenous peoples’ situation in Asia as well as specific inputs on the theme of the EMRIP study …

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Myanmar: Wold Kachin Congress deplores unjust sentencing of Kachin civil society leaders, calls for sanctions against the real criminals – the Burma Army

December 08, 2018 The World Kachin Congress strongly condemns the heinous sentencing of three Kachin civil society leaders to six months in prison and a fine of 500,000 kyat each …

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Myanmar: International Kachin Community Supports Fact-Finding Mission’s Call to Refer Burma to the ICC

3 September, 2018 – We, the International Kachin Community, welcome the August 27 report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Burma [Myanmar] and support its recommendations. The Fact-Finding Mission found …

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Philippines: CPA, grateful to US Senator Leahy for his support for indigenous rights activists implicated in DOJ terrorist proscription

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance expresses its sincerest gratitude to United States’ Honorable Senator Patrick Leahy for adding his voice to the call to stop the political persecution and the unjust …

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Thailand: Fifteen human rights defenders arrested and charged for demanding free and fair elections

On 22 May 2018, fifteen pro-democracy human rights defenders, including Anon Nampa, Rangsiman Rome, Sirawith Seritiwat, Chonticha Jaengrew and Piyarat Chongthep, were arrested and charged with sedition, with violating the …

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Myanmar: Drop Defamation Cases Against Kachin Anti-War Protest Organizers Trial against three protesters continues today

(YANGON, May 21, 2018) – The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally drop criminal defamation charges against three ethnic-Kachin human rights defenders, said the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT) and …

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