Urgent Action: Activist charged for peaceful anti-military protest

Activist Tin Maung Kyi has been detained for staging a peaceful solo protest calling on the international community to arrest senior Myanmar generals. He has been charged under laws often used to silence peaceful activists and faces up to two years and one month in prison if found guilty. He must be immediately and unconditionally released.

 

Take action.

 

Please write immediately in English, Burmese, or your own language:

  • Release Tin Maung Kyi immediately and unconditionally as he has been detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
  • Ensure that, pending his release, Tin Maung Kyi is protected against torture and other ill-treatment, that he has unfettered access to his family and legal counsel of his choosing, and is provided with any medical treatment he may require;
  • Repeal or amend all laws criminalizing the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including Article 505(b) of the Penal Code and the Peaceful Assembly Act, and bring them in line with international human rights law and standards.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 17 DECEMBER 2018 TO:

 

Minister of Home Affairs

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: mohamyanmar@gmail.com

Salutation: Dear Minister

 

Union Attorney General

U Tun Tun Oo       

Union Attorney General,

Office No. 25, Nay Pyi Taw,   

Republic of the Union of Myanmar        

Fax: +95 67 404 106

Email: ago.h.o@mptmail.net.mm

Salutation: Dear Attorney General

 

And copies to:

State Counsellor

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi          

Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Office No. 9, Nay Pyi Taw,     

Republic of the Union of Myanmar        

Fax: +95 67 412 396

 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY KYAW ZWAR MINN, Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, 19A Charles Street, London W1J 5DX, General Office 020 7148 0740 / 020 7499 4340, Ambassador's Office 020 7148 0749, admin@londonmyanmarembassy.com, ambassadoroffice@londonmyanmarembassy.com

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

 

 

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