This is Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military. He is responsible for the biggest human rights and humanitarian crisis in Burma for decades.
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The Unlawful Associations Act is used by the Burmese authorities to intimidate and arrest political activists. It is also most commonly used against members of ethnic minorities in Burma. Many political prisoners who were arrested during the period of direct military rule were charged under this act. Section 17/1 is the most commonly used section of this act.
The Telecommunications Law was introduced in 2013 and since then it has been used repeatedly to restrict freedom of speech and expression. Defamation charges under Section 66 (d) of the law have been brought against reporters, politicians and social media users. Many people have been arrested for criticising the military, the government or merely posting on Facebook.
Up to 160,000 Rohingya could be at risk of starvation and disease because of blocks on aid by the Burmese government and military.
Please take action to call on UN Secretary General António Guterres to go to Burma to persuade the government and military to LET THE AID IN.
Khaing Myo Htun, a Rakhine human rights activist, was arrested on 25th July 2016 for exposing human rights abuses committed by the Burmese Army.
It is now six years since the Burmese Army resumed attacks in Kachin State. In that time:
Burma Campaign UK has been fighting for human rights in Burma for 25 years. From our beginnings as a small solidarity group in the wake of the military crackdown after the 1990 election in Burma, we have built the campaign to become the leading Burma campaign group in the world, working with activists from Burma to achieve real change.
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Lahpai Gam is a Kachin farmer who was arrested in June 2012 by the military-backed government in Burma. He was charged under Article 17/1 of the Unlawful Association Act, and he is serving a 21 year prison sentence in Myitkyina Prison.
The Burmese government is using a combination of human rights violations and impoverishment to try to drive the ethnic Rohingya out of Burma.
Reports by international legal experts say that human rights violations against the Rohingya constitute ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and that there is also evidence that genocide is being committed.