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Burma/Myanmar: New Forms of Control and Threats to Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association amidst Reforms Fanfare

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An international fact-finding mission was conducted by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) on 24-30 October 2012 to assess the situation of freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Burma, against the backdrop of the apparent democratic reforms embarked by the Burma government since 2011, including among others, by releasing over 700 political prisoners to date, setting up a national human rights institution in September 2011, holding a competitive by-election in April 2012, and undertaking purported legislative reforms, which saw the repeal of several restrictive laws and the enactment of several new ones.

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Click here to download the Burmese-language version of the report