Myanmar

Myanmar: UN expert welcomes latest release of prisoners, warns of ongoing arrests

A United Nations independent expert today welcomed Myanmar’s latest release of prisoners of conscience, but raised concerns over ongoing arrests of activists in the country.

Myanmar: UN chief welcomes release of dozens of political prisoners

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the release of 73 political prisoners in Myanmar yesterday, as well as the announcement by the country’s leader that the rest will be freed by the end of the year.

Myanmar: UN expert welcomes end to border force, calls for probe into rights abuses

A United Nations independent expert today welcomed the abolition of Myanmar’s notorious border security force, known as Nasaka, and called for an investigation of human rights abuses committed by its members against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state.

Continued support vital as Myanmar proceeds with transition process, says Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told a group of Myanmar's international partners that continued support will be vital for the country, which has taken some important steps in the past year, but faces a number of challenges, including national reconciliation and communal violence.