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The Rohingya have faced systematic murder, violence and rape at the hands of the Myanmar military, with millions forced to flee their homes for refugee camps in neighbouring countries.

That’s why Tin Maung Kyi held a one-man protest outside Yangon City Hall, calling for international action against Myanmar military generals accused of war crimes.

But just minutes into his protest, Tin Maung Kyi was arrested simply for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. If found guilty, he could face up to two years and one month in prison.

The Myanmar military has a long history of committing serious human rights violations. In August, a report published by the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar called for senior military officials to be investigated and prosecuted for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.

Right now in Myanmar, courageous people like Tin Maung Kyi who speak out about military abuses risk arrest and imprisonment, and often face threats and intimidation.

Together, we can make a difference for Tin Maung Kyi. By speaking out in great numbers, we can mount pressure on the Myanmar authorities to release him immediately.

Call on the Myanmar authorities to release Tin Maung Kyi immediately and unconditionally.

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  Our Petition

 

Minister of Home Affairs,  Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe
Union Attorney General, U Tun Tun Oo 

Dear Minister / Attorney General,
I call on you to 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. Please 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.
Please also 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.
Yours sincerely,