July 11, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Kachin Pastors Face Additional Charge (Myanmar: UA 13.17)


Dumdaw Nawng Lat and Langjaw Gam Seng are facing an additional charge of defamation for speaking to media about human rights violations committed by the Myanmar Army. If convicted, they each face up to 8 years in prison for charges Amnesty International believes are politically motivated. There are also concerns for their health.

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

  • Drop all politically motivated charges against Langjaw Gam Seng and Dumdaw Nawng Lat;
  • Ensure that, pending their release, Langjaw Gam Seng and Dumdaw Nawng Lat 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 of expression, in line with international human rights law and standards.

Contact these two officials by 22 August, 2017:

Union Attorney General
U 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
Fax: 1 202 332 4351
Phone: 1 202 332 3344 OR 202 332 4350
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador


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