July 11, 2017

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


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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.

1) TAKE ACTION
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

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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