Civil Rights Defenders Ask Burmese Authorities to Free Peaceful Student Protesters

Country: Burma
December 8, 2020

Civil Rights Defenders joined nine other human rights organizations in calling on Burmese authorities to end legal proceedings against student activists and other individuals involved in recent peaceful assembly activities. They also called for the immediate release of student activists that are being detained for their involvement in recent protests, which called attention to human rights violations in the Rakhine and Chin states, like the longstanding internet shutdowns.

Many of the charges these student activists face appear in violation of the UN Human Rights Committee’s recent General Comment 37, which provides guidelines on how to ensure civil society’s right to peaceful assembly.

To read Civil Rights Defender’s full statement, click here.