အစိုးရတစ္ရပ္တည္းက ေထာင္လည္းခ်၊ လြတ္ျငိမ္းလည္းေပး
24 April 2019, London, UK – Burmese Muslims and ethnic Rohingya were among those missing from the more than 9,000 prisoners pardoned last week by Burma’s President Win Myint to mark the annual Thingyan festival.
၂၀၁၉၊ ဧၿပီ ၂၄။ လန္ဒန္၊ ယူေက။ သႀကၤန္ႏွစ္သစ္ကူးအထိမ္းအမွတ္အေနျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတဦး၀င္းျမင့္၏ ျပစ္ဒဏ္လြတ္ျငိမ္း သက္သာခြင့္ေပးခဲ့ေသာ အက်ဥ္းသား ၉၀၀၀ေက်ာ္တြင္ ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္မ်ားႏွင့္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ိဳးမ်ား ပါ၀င္ျခင္းမရွိေၾကာင္း ေတြ႕ရသည္။
The Burmese government regularly grants pardons—not to be confused with amnesty—to coincide with the Buddhist New Year, largely to those serving sentences for minor drug offenses. Only two political prisoners were sent home this year, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and multiple media reports. There are hundreds remaining behind bars.
ျမန္မာအစိုးရအေနျဖင့္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာႏွစ္သစ္ကူးႏွင့္တိုက္ဆိုင္ၿပီး မူးယစ္ေဆးမႈျဖင့္အက်ဥ္းက်ေနသူ အက်ဥ္းသားအမ်ားအျပားကုိ လြတ္ျငိမ္းသက္သာခြင့္ေပးေလ့ရွိသည္။ ယခုႏွစ္တြင္ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသား ၂ ဦးသာ အိမ္ျပန္လာႏုိင္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ ရာႏွင့္ခ်ီေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးသမားမ်ား က်န္ရွိေနေသး ေၾကာင္း ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ကူညီေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးအဖြဲ႕(AAPP)ႏွင့္ မီဒီယာမ်ား၏ ေဖာ္ျပ ခ်က္အရ သိရသည္။
London, UK -- The Burma Human Rights Network calls upon the Burmese Military to immediately cease operations inside of civilian areas in Rakhine State, particularly the use of artillery and helicopters, in their efforts to combat the Arakan Army. While the conflict between the Arakan Army and the Burmese Military has been ongoing for years, it has escalated significantly this past March with civilians increasingly injured or killed as a result.
“In this conflict, the Burmese Military is proving again that they have no concern for human life or the safety of civilians. This is especially true of minorities in the country and the ethnic Rakhine and Rohingya living in Rakhine state are evidence of this inhumane disregard. The International Community must insist that Burma initiates a ceasefire with the Arakan Army to protect civilians from further harm,” Said BHRN’s Executive Director Kyaw Win.
London, UK – The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma and the attention paid to limitations on citizenship rights for Muslims—an issue that BHRN has documented extensively.
BHRN particularly supports Yanghee Lee’s calls on the Burmese government to “cease arbitrary and discriminatory denial or restriction of citizenship rights and documentation to members of minority religions or ethnicities” and her demands that the long-abused 1982 Citizenship Law be amended or replaced.