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Urgent Action Update: Pastors Face Imprisonment For Trumped Up Charges (Myanmar: UA 13/17)

Urgent Action
March 1, 2017
Following international pressure, the Myanmar Army announced that two missing Kachin pastors, Dumdaw Nawng Lat and Langjaw Gam Seng, are now in police custody and face what Amnesty International believes to be politically motivated charges. If convicted they would face up to 6 years in prison. There are concerns for their health in detention. 
 
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Drop all politically motivated charges against Langjaw Gam Seng and Dumdaw Nawng Lat;
  • Ensure that, pending their release, Langjaw Gam Seng and Dumdaw Nawng Lat are not tortured or otherwise ill-treated, are held in humane conditions and have access to lawyers, family and adequate medical care; and
  • Repeal or amend all laws – including the 1908 Unlawful Association Act – which impose arbitrary or sweeping restrictions on the human right to freedom of association, in line with international human rights law and standards.

Contact these two officials by 12 April, 2017:

 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
 
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