07/16/2018

Urgent Action Update: TWO JOURNALISTS CHARGED IN MYANMAR (Myanmar: UA 4.18)


Two journalists who have been detained for more than seven months in Myanmar have been formally charged in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities. They each face up to 14 years in prison. They must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Two journalists who have been detained for more than seven months in Myanmar have been formally charged in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities. They each face up to 14 years in prison. They must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, as they have been detained solely for the peaceful exercise of their human right to freedom of expression, and drop the charges against them;
  • Repeal or amend all laws – including the 1923 Official Secrets Act – which criminalize or impose arbitrary or sweeping restrictions on the human right to freedom of expression, and bring Myanmar legislation into line with international human rights law and standards;
  • Ensure that journalists in Myanmar are free from harassment, discrimination, and the threat of criminalization; and that they are able to conduct their important work in a safe environment.

Contact these two officials by 27 August, 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) 067 404106
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 I Fax: 202 332 4351
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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