Press Releases and Statements

//Press Releases and Statements

Refugee Youth Must Have the Opportunity to Participate in Burma’s Transition

February 22nd, 2017|

[Yangon, 22 February 2017] – Today, Burma Link, Karen Student Network Group (KSNG) and Karen Youth Organisation (KYO) launch a documentary, “Unrecognised Leaders, Tomorrow’s Hope: Raising the Voices of Forgotten Youth.” The documentary amplifies the [...]

Urgent APRRN Statement: ‘Rohingya Island’ Proposal is Dangerous, Absurd and Inhumane

February 17th, 2017|

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) | February 17, 2017 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a civil society network of over 300 members, expresses serious concern towards the Government of Bangladesh for its [...]

International Organizations Urge Burma / Myanmar Govt: Stop the Hate

February 10th, 2017|

Joint statement by 34 international organizations | February 10, 2017 For release on Fri 10 Feb 2017: Thirty-four international, regional and national organisations working in solidarity for human rights and democracy in Burma/Myanmar have signed [...]

ND-Burma 2016 Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Human Rights Violations

February 9th, 2017|

Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma) | February 8, 2017 ND-Burma today releases its 2016 report on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar, which shows a dramatic increase in the number of human rights violations [...]

Chin Party Issues Statement on National-Level Political Dialogue

February 9th, 2017|

By Aung Ko Oo / Mizzima | February 9, 2017 The Chin National Democratic Party (CNDP) Secretary Salai Ceu O Bik Thawng has told Mizzima that their party issued a Statement on February 8 regarding [...]

Statement from Karen Women’s Movement – Second Karen Women’s Seminar

February 8th, 2017|

Statement from Karen Women's Movement | February 6, 2017 In order to strengthen Karen women’s rights and the women’s movement across Karen communities, Karen Women Organization organized and held the second Karen Women’s Seminar in [...]

We Shall Never Surrender to the Difficulties That Come with Revolution: KIO’s Chairman

February 8th, 2017|

By Tsa Doi La / Kachinland News | February 7, 2017 This past Sunday marked the 56th anniversary of the Kachin Revolution Day. Kachin communities around the world commemorated the Kachin Revolution Day with prayer [...]

What are the Factors which Caused the Assassination of Supreme Court Lawyer U Ko Ni?

February 6th, 2017|

Statement (2) on U Ko Ni case by Legal Aid Network | February 2, 2017 The Preamble of the UDHR provides, inter alia, that human rights should be protected by the Rule of Law. In Burma, [...]

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trend of Silence

February 6th, 2017|

By Lawi Weng / The Irrawaddy | February 4, 2017 State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has remained noticeably silent regarding the death of National League for Democracy (NLD) legal advisor U Ko Ni, [...]

Statement by the Arakan National Council (ANC): The Assassination of U Ko Ni

February 3rd, 2017|

Arakan National Council (ANC) | February 2, 2017 We, Arakan National Council, believe that behind the assassination of U Ko Ni, who is the Lawyer at Burmese Supreme Court and Legal Advisor to the National League for [...]

Rohingya Condemn Assassination of U Ko Ni and Call for Urgent Investigation

February 3rd, 2017|

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) Joint Statement | January 30, 2017 We, the undersigned Rohingya organisations worldwide strongly condemn the assassination of U Ko Ni, 65, a high profile Muslim leader and legal advisor of [...]

Karen National Defense Organization: Statement on Karen Revolution Day

January 31st, 2017|

Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO) | January 31, 2017 General Headquarters, Kawthoolei 1. Today, January 31, 2017 is the 68th Anniversary of Karen Revolution Day, which may be termed more precisely as the Karen Revolutionary Resistance Day. [...]