April 24, 2017

Urgent Action: Rakhine Journalist Receiving Death Threats (Myanmar: UA 95.17)



Journalist Nay Min Aung (known as Min Min) has been receiving death threats after publishing an article about an armed ethnic group operating in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The authorities must take immediate steps to ensure Min Min’s protection, investigate the threats against him and hold those responsible to account.


Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Take immediate action to ensure the safety and protection of Min Min, in coordination with him and subject to his wishes;
  • Conduct thorough, impartial, independent and effective investigations into the threats against Min Min and the attack on his home in March 2016 and bring those responsible to justice in trials which meet international standards of fairness;
  • Ensure that journalists and other media workers are able to carry out peaceful journalistic activities without fear of surveillance, intimidation, harassment, arrest, prosecution or retribution, and guarantee the integrity of journalists and media workers, including against attacks or threats coming from non-state groups.
Contact these two officials by 5 June, 2017:
Rakhine State Police Chief
Colonel Sein Lwin
Rakhine State Police Head Office
Sittwe, Rakhine State
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Salutation: Dear Colonel
Ambassador H.E U Kyaw Myo Htut
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
2300 S St. NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 332 4351  I  Phone: 1 202 332 3344  I   Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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