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Burma Partnership � More Arrests on Trumped Up Charges as Outgoing Government’s Term Approaches End

3.3.16

Burma Partnership � More Arrests on Trumped Up Charges as Outgoing Government’s Term Approaches End: As Burma prepares for the upcoming annual cross-examination by the UN Human Rights Council on 14 March, 2016, 121 civil society organizations wrote to member and observer states requesting them to maintain the country under Agenda Item 4 (“Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention”) and urged the extension of the Special Rapporteur mandate at this critical juncture in the country. The open letter comes just shortly after a chorus of similar calls made by regional and international human rights organizations ahead of the session where the UN Human Rights Council will adopt key decisions relating to Burma’s human rights record and performance. The concerns raised by the groups were amplified in recent days as the outgoing government intensified its rollback on rights with a spate of recent arrests and convictions of democracy as well as interfaith activists on spurious charges.


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