Activist Htin Kyaw is again being detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his human rights. Arrested in October 2016 for his criticism of the Myanmar justice system, his next court hearing is on 5 April 2017 and, if convicted, he faces up to two years’ imprisonment. He must be immediately released and all charges related to the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression must be dropped.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Release Htin Kyaw immediately and drop all charges against him that relate to the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression;
- Ensure that, pending his release, Htin Kyaw is not tortured or otherwise ill-treated, or transferred to a remote prison, and that he has regular access to his family and a lawyer of his choosing, and is provided with any medical treatment he may require;
- Release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar and repeal or else amend all laws governing the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly to comply with international human rights law and standards.
Contact these two officials by 6 July, 2017:
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Office No. 9, Nay Pyi Taw,
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Fax: + 95 67 412 396
Salutation: Your Excellency
Ambassador H.E U Kyaw Myo Htut
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
2300 S St. NW, Washington DC 20008
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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