December 5, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Kachin Pastors Sentenced To Four Years In Prison (Myanmar: UA 13.17)


Kachin pastors Dumdaw Nawng Lat and Langjaw Gam Seng have been sentenced to two years and three months imprisonment and Dumdaw Nawng Lat to an additional two years in prison under charges which Amnesty International believes are politically motivated.

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Kachin pastors Dumdaw Nawng Lat and Langjaw Gam Seng have been sentenced to two years and three months imprisonment and Dumdaw Nawng Lat to an additional two years in prison under charges which Amnesty International believes are politically motivated.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Drop all politically motivated charges against Dundaw Nawng Lat and Langjaw Gam Seng;
  • Ensure that, during their detention, Dundaw Nawng Lat and Langjaw Gam Seng 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 and Section 500 of Myanmar’s Penal Code, which impose arbitrary or sweeping restrictions on the human right to freedom to freedom of expression, in line with international human rights law and standards.

Contact these two officials by 16 January, 2018:

Union Attorney General
U Tun Tun Oo
Union Attorney General Office No. 25
Nay Pyi Taw,
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Fax: + 95 (0) 67 404 106
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

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

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 13.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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