75 year old editor U Win Tin must be immediately released

first_imgNews US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar Help by sharing this information News July 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 75 year old editor U Win Tin must be immediately released center_img RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 26, 2021 Find out more Amnesty International, International PEN, and Reporters without Borders (Reporters sans Frontieres) today urged the State Peace and Democracy Council (SPDC) to immediately and unconditionally release U Win Tin, a Burmese editor and National League for Democracy (NLD) advisor. He was arrested 16 years ago, on 4 July 1989, and is serving a 20 year prison sentence. He is Myanmar’s longest serving prisoner of conscience. In three weeks time Win Tin should be eligible for release with time off for good behaviour. He and other victims of abuses of the justice system, who should never have been imprisoned in the first place, must be released, immediately and without conditions. Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders have delivered petitions for his release to Myanmar (Burma) embassies in Paris and London and will be sending further petitions to Myanmar diplomatic representatives in Hong Kong. U Win Tin has been imprisoned for the last 16 years on account of his peaceful political opposition to authorities. He has been denied basic rights, including the right to a fair trial, to writing materials and to humane prison conditions. His imprisonment highlights how the justice system in Myanmar has been misused in order to silence peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression. U Win Tin was imprisoned because of his senior position in the National League for Democracy (NLD), and was sentenced to further years in prison for attempting to inform the United Nations of ongoing human rights violations in prisons in Myanmar. Authorities also accused him of writing a magazine and poems to be circulated in prison, where possession of writing materials was banned by authorities. He has been in a poor state of health, exacerbated by his treatment in prison, which has included torture, inadequate access to medical treatment, being held in a cell designed for military dogs, without bedding, and being deprived of food and water for long periods of time. Background Among the more than 1,350 political prisoners in Myanmar, there are many prisoners of conscience who have been penalized for peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression, including being penalized for photocopying leaflets without official permission and for possessing literature and political journals produced outside Myanmar. This includes U Win Htein, whom authorities sentenced for allegedly requesting a former student political prisoner to talk to foreign journalists about torture. Many are elderly or infirm, or have been given such lengthy prison sentences that they are not scheduled to be released until they are in their 70s or 80s. The authorities continue to arrest and hold political activists incommunicado, deny them access to lawyers and due process of law, and to harass former political prisoners and activists. To sign a petition for the release of U Win Tin and other prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, please go to: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=2059 For appeal cases on other prisoners in Myanmar, and further information on U Win Tin’s imprisonment, please see: http://web.amnesty.org/library/eng-mmr/index News MyanmarAsia – Pacific News Organisation Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Osimhen celebrates Lille ‘solid’ performance over Lyon

first_img “Another win [and] solid performance from the whole squad,” Osimhen posted on Instagram. Loading… The Super Eagles star featured for the entirety of the game as Loic Remy’s strike ensured the Great Danes extended their winning streak against the Kids. The victory at Stade Pierre Mauroy saw Christophe Galtier’s men maintain their fourth spot in the table after gathering 49 points from 28 matches. Osimhen has been in fine form since his summer move from Sporting Charleroi, scoring 18 goals and providing six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions. The 21-year-old will hope to produce a goalscoring performance when Lille take on Brest in their next league game on Saturday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Victor Osimhen has praised Lille’s ‘solid performance’ in their 1-0 victory against Lyon in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?last_img read more