NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

20 Jul 2021

HRW: Junta Tribunals Impose 65 Death Sentences

On July 21 2021, Human Rights Watch reported that the military tribunals have sentenced 65 people to death since February 2021. The sentences were pronounced in areas of Yangon where martial law was declared in March 2021.

15 Jul 2021

CRC: Myanmar Risks Damaging Entire Generation of Children

On 16 July 2021, the UN Child Rights Committee warned that children's rights in Myanmar are facing an onslaught that risks leaving an entire generation damaged. Among others, the Committee strongly condemned the killing of children by the junta and police, and deplored arbitrary detention in police stations.

11 Jul 2021

HRC Resolution on Myanmar

On 12 July 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Myanmar. They condemned the violence and rights abuses against ethnic communities in Myanmar, including the Rohingya. The resolution also urged Myanmar to take all measures necessary to reverse and abandon policies, directives, and practices that marginalize Rohingyas and other ethnic minorities.

7 Jul 2021

RFA: Five-Year-Old Forced to Endure Stress Positions

On 8 July 2021, Radio Free Asia published a news article of a five-year-old girl who was forced to endure stress positions during more than two weeks in detention. Her father helped organize protests against the military government. Security forces raided the family home and arrested his family members when they failed to locate him.

6 Jul 2021

ICJ Urges Referral of Myanmar to ICC

On 7 July 2021, the International Commission of Jurists addressed the Human Rights Council in the Interactive Dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The ICJ condemned the widespread and systematic arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, and extra-judicial killings in Myanmar. They also called on the Council to urge the Security Council to refer Myanmar to the ICC.