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UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Thomas Andrews Monday said that Myanmar’s military must halt its attacks on the town of Loikaw. In a message on Twitter, Andrews wrote: “Min Aung Hlaing must immediately halt the air and ground attacks that junta forces have unleashed on Loikaw, Karenni State, lift the blockade of [...]

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The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths issued a statement Sunday calling Myanmar authorities to investigate a reported attack against civilians in the state of Kayah on Friday. Griffiths confirmed that the reports of the killings of at least 35 civilians, including at least one child, were credible. The victims [...]

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The Parliament of India Tuesday passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for linking electoral roll data and voter identity cards with the government’s digital identity database. The bill authorizes electoral registration officers to demand voters to furnish their unique Aadhaar number for ascertaining their identity and preventing voter fraud. The bill requires all persons [...]

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Human Rights Watch called Monday for Japan to cut ties with Myanmar’s military and halt a military study-abroad program, according to a post on the organization’s website. The organization, which conducts research and advocacy for human rights, wrote that Japan should also end a program where cadets from Myanmar receive combat training. Human Rights Watch said [...]

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Myanmar’s military leader Senior General Min Aung Hliang Friday was accused of crimes against humanity in a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Myanmar Accountability Project (MAP). Article 15 of the Rome Statute empowers the ICC Prosecutor to initiate an investigation on receiving information on crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court. [...]

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Continuing a continued effort to infuse human rights into its foreign policy, the US Department of State Friday designated 12 officials of foreign governments for their gross violations of human rights or corruption. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, announced the sanctions in a press statement coinciding with International Human Rights Day, 2021. The designations [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury Friday sanctioned 15 people and 10 entities under new executive orders in a move denouncing human rights abuses. The Department also restricted investments in a Chinese company that uses surveillance technology. Leaders of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China have been sanctioned because of alleged human rights abuses. [...]

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