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The Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release four activists who have been convicted and sentenced to one month in prison simply for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty…

Joint Statement by 61 Human Rights Organizations

Concerned by reports that the Burmese authorities will retain the criminal defamation provision of Section 66(d) during a review of the Telecommunications Law, 61 national and international human rights organizations are urging the Burmese authorities,…
Reporters shout as they march to demonstrate for press freedom in Rangoon on January 7, 2014, after a journalist working for Eleven Media was sentenced to three months in prison on charges of defamation.

Testimony to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law

Written Testimony of Arvind Ganesan Director, Business and Human Rights Program, Human Rights Watch Mr. Chairman: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the important matter of global internet freedom. I would also like to thank Senator Coburn, the…
The human rights situation in Burma remains appalling. Burma is the textbook example of a police state. Government informants and spies are omnipresent. Average Burmese people are afraid to speak to foreigners except in most superficial of manners for…

Testimony by Tom Malinowski, Washington Advocacy Director

Mr. Chairman, thank you for your invitation to testify on the human rights situation in Burma and on U.S. policy towards that country. I want to begin by telling you how deeply honored I am to share this panel with Daw San San, who is a woman of rare…
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