Tag Archive: human rights

M Ravi Files Constitutional Challenge Against Changes To Elected Presidency

Human rights lawyer M. Ravi yesterday filed a constitutional challenge against changes to the elected presidency made last year. The changes, which Parliament approved last November, tighten the qualifying criteria for candidates, and include a provision to reserve a presidential…
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Amos Yee Allegedly In Solitary Confinement In The US For Insulting Muslims In Jail

According to a Facebook post which has since been deleted, teen blogger Amos Yee is currently in solitary confinement for criticising Muslims and Islam during their Muslim Studies in jail; and that he is feeling terrible about it. According to…
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3 Myanmar Police Officers Found Guilty Of Abusing Rohingya Civilians, Sentenced To 2 Months Detention

YANGON —  Three police officers have been sentenced to two months detention over a video showing them abusing Rohingya civilians, security sources told AFP on Wednesday (Feb 8), saying those involved had “no intention” to cause harm. Authorities detained several officers last month…
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Human Rights Watch: Myanmar Commanders Must Be Punished For Rape Of Rohingya

YANGON: Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The New York-based campaign group said it had documented…
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Myanmar detains cops over Rohingya abuse video

YANGON • Myanmar’s government yesterday said it has detained several police officers over a video apparently showing Rohingya civilians being beaten, a rare admission that the authorities may have carried out abuses against the Muslim minority. Tens of thousands of…
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