Myanmar: The repression of ethnic minority activists in Myanmar
Report embargoed until 04.00 GMT 16 February 2010. Later this year, Myanmar will hold its first national and local elections in 20 years against a backdrop of political repression and unresolved armed conflicts. The country’s record on human rights is extremely poor. Myanmar’s 50 million people continue to suffer from poverty and public health challenges, wrought largely by the government’s long-standing economic mismanagement. As this report conveys, there are real reasons to fear that the 2010 elections will intensify the already severe repression of political critics, in particular those from the country’s large and diverse population of ethnic minorities.
Choose a language to view report
- China: Kazakh family at risk of torture in detention: Weilina Muhatai, Muheyati Haliyoula, Parisati Haliyoula
- Bahrain: Joint Open letter to Danish Prime Minister to take immediate action to free Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja
- Bangladesh: Guarantee the right to freedom of artistic expression and release detained artists