June 30, 2017

Urgent Action: Three Media Workers Detained And Charged (Myanmar: UA 159.17)


Three journalists have been detained and are facing up to three years in prison simply for peacefully carrying out their work in conflict-affected northern Shan State in Myanmar. They are prisoners of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Lawi Weng, Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung and all other prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, as they have been detained solely for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression;
  • Ensure that, pending their release, Lawi Weng, Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung are provided with adequate medical care; have effective and regular access to their family and a lawyer of their choice without delay; and are protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention; 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 11 August, 2017:

Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
Ministry of Defense, Office 24
Nay Pyi Taw
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Fax: +95 (0) 67404299
Salutation: Dear Senior General

Ambassador H.E Aung Lynn
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
2300 S St. NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 332 4351
Phone: 1 202 332 3344 OR 202 332 4350
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador


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