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UN letter to government on activist’s case (MMR2/2016)

A UN letter sent in August 2016 to the Myanmar government protesting illegitimate criminal charges brought against an activist, has finally been published. The letter (MMR2/2016) raised serious concerns about Khine Myo Htun. The joint letter came from the UN Special Rapportuer for Myanmar, Yanghee

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UN letter to government on journalists’ cases (MMR6/2015)

A UN letter sent in June 2015 to the Myanmar government protesting illegitimate criminal charges brought against journalists, has finally been published. FEM staff supported the Special Rapporteurs in collecting information for the letter. The letter (MMR6/2016) raised serious concerns about the cases of these

Coalition statement calling for repeal of 66(d) — ဆက်သွယ်ရေးဥပဒေပါ ပုဒ်မ ၆၆ (ဃ) အားပယ်ဖျက်ရန်တောင်းဆိုသည့် ပူးပေါင်းကြေညာချက်ထုတ်ပြန်ခြင်း

A joint statement by the Coalition for Telecommunications Law Reform consisting of 22 Myanmar human rights organisations calling for the repeal of Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. 66(d) defines defamation online as a crime and is used to arrest and imprison members of the

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UN letter to government on Facebook users’ cases (MMR9/2015)

A UN letter sent in October 2015 to the Myanmar government protesting illegitimate criminal charges brought against two Facebook users, has finally been published. The letter (MMR9/2015) raised serious concerns about the cases of these Facebook users: Chaw Sandi Tun Patrick Khum Jaa Lee The

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Penal code not a priority says NLD

The NLD has announced that reforming the Penal Code is not a priority for the government, despite growing demands from civil society. အသရေဖျက်မှုကို လူတစ်ဦးတစ်ယောက်၏ အသရေကို နစ်နာစေရန် အကြံဖြင့်သော်လည်းကောင်း၊ ထိုသူ၏ အသရေကို ထိခိုက်စေမည်ဟု သိလျက်နှင့် သော်လည်းကောင်း ပြောဆိုရေးသားဖော်ပြလျှင် အသရေဖျက်မှု မြောက်ကြောင်း Freedom of expression Find out more about freedom of expression