June 22, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Detained Rohingya Child Dies In Custody (Myanmar: UA 10.17)


The confirmed death in custody of a child detained in November 2016 in northern Rakhine State as part of “clearance operations” increases fears for the safety of hundreds of detained Rohingya men and boys. All remain at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and of being subjected to unfair trials.



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

  • Immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of all individuals detained during the security operations in northern Rakhine State and ensure that they are treated humanely, allowed effective, prompt and regular access to their family, lawyers of their own choosing and adequate medical care;
  • Immediately release all detainees unless they are promptly charged with an internationally recognizable offence. Where children have been charged with an internationally recognizable offence, release them into the custody of their parent or guardian while their trials are ongoing;
  • Undertake independent, impartial and effective investigations into deaths in custody and allegations of torture or other ill-treatment by the security forces and bring all those suspected to be responsible to justice in trials which meet international standards of fairness, without recourse to the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 3 August, 2017:

Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe
Ministry of Home Affairs
Office No. 10, Nay Pyi Taw
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Fax: +95 67 412 439
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

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] OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador



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