Burma

Burma’s civilian-led government, which took office in March 2016, has failed to meet expectations to carry out significant reforms. Authorities continue to use repressive laws to arrest and prosecute activists for criticizing the government or military. The military remains the country’s most powerful institution, with control of key ministries and autonomy from civilian oversight. In late 2016, the army carried out a brutal crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, including extrajudicial killings, rape, torture, and widespread arson. Ongoing fighting between the military and ethnic armed groups has intensified in Shan and Kachin States, causing mass displacement.

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Burma victims deserve justice

Burma victims deserve justice

UPDATE: A big step forward on road to justice for Rohingya victims. The UN have agreed to set up a fact-finding mission in Burma. Now it is up to the goverment to cooperate.
Burma’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims are fleeing for their lives. Thousands of their homes were burned and many were killed and raped by Burmese soldiers. Burma’s military and civilian officials dismissed reports of these horrors as “fabricated news and rumors” and accused the Rohingya of burning their own homes. A UN flash report found it's very likely that crimes against humanity were committed in October and November.
 
Only an independent international investigation will be able to uncover the truth. We need your help to convince governments at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to promptly establish such an inquiry.