Cases in Burma

 

 

 

 

Nyi Nyi Aung is a Burmese-born American citizen and democracy activist detained by the Burmese junta on September 3, 2009. On March 18, 2010, after a sustained campaign by Freedom Now, the Burmese junta released Mr. Aung and he returned home to Maryland and his fiancé.

 

Zaw Zaw Latt and Pwint Phyu Latt are Muslim interfaith activists based in Burma. They were arrested in July 2015 and sentenced to four years hard labor for alleged crimes related to their activism. On May 24, 2017 they were granted amnesty and released from prison.

 

Aung San Suu Kyi is the State Counsellor of Burma, General Secretary of Burma’s National League for Democracy. and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She was illegally detained by the Burmese junta for nearly 15 of the past 21 years. On November 13, 2010, the Burmese government released Ms. Suu Kyi.

Selected documents from Cases in Burma's case
A charade the U.S. can’t playOctober 25, 2010

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Jared Genser, marking 15 of the last 21 years that Aung San Suu Kyi has languished under house arrest.

A Tale of Two BurmasFebruary 16, 2011

Refuting claims of real democratic reform in Burma and calling on the international community to support the legitimate aspirations of the Burmese People.

An American in Burma's GulagFebruary 22, 2010

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by Mr. Aung's fiance, Wa Wa Kywa.

Burma's Next Wave of DyingMay 21, 2008

Boston Globe Op-Ed by Chris Beyrer and Jared Genser.

For Democracy Activist Nyi Nyi Aung, Homecoming is BittersweetMarch 25, 2010

Washington Post article by Tara Bahrampour.

Freedom Now Press ReleaseFebruary 10, 2010

Denouncing Mr. Aung's conviction and sentencing.

Freedom Now Press ReleaseFebruary 16, 2010

Announcing the petition to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Mr. Aung

Freedom Now Press ReleaseMarch 18, 2010

Celebrating Mr. Aung's release.

Freedom Now Press ReleaseDecember 11, 2009

Demanding the Burmese junta provide consular access to Mr. Aung.

Freedom Now Press ReleaseNovember 13, 2010

Announcing that Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi has been released.

Freedom Now Press ReleaseMay 27, 2008

Deploring the illegal extension of Ms. Suu Kyi's house arrest.

Freedom Now Press ReleaseJune 16, 2006

Announcing a petition to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Ms. Suu Kyi.

Freedom Now Press ReleaseJune 18, 2008

Announcing the petition to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Ms. Suu Kyi

Freedom Now Press ReleaseNovember 4, 2010

Regarding the 2010 "elections" in Burma.

How Long Must the Burmese Wait?May 29, 2008

International Herald Tribune Op-Ed by Jared Genser and Meghan Barron.

Junta Exacts Revenge on American CitizenDecember 10, 2009

The Nation Op-Ed by Mr. Aung's fiance, Wa Wa Kyaw.

Legal Memorandum by Jared GenserMay 28, 2008

Finding that the extension of Ms. Suu Kyi's house arrest was not authorized by law.

Letter by 53 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Freedom Now Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2009

Calling for Mr. Aung's immediate release.

Letter from 112 Former Presidents and Prime Ministers to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moonDecember 3, 2008

Urging the Secretary General to press for the release of all political prisoners in Burma.

Letter from 12 Members of the US Senate Women's CaucusApril 14, 2009

Calling on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to exert more international political pressure on Burma’s military junta.

Letter from 17 Members of the US Congress to US Secretary of State Hillary ClintonApril 3, 2009

Urging Secretary Clinton to press for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Letter from 59 Former Heads of StateMay 15, 2007

Organized by former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik and Freedom Now, calling on the Burmese Junta to release Ms. Suu Kyi.

Now We Must Stand With The LadyNovember 15, 2010

The Times Op-Ed by Jared Genser calling on the international community to support Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma.

Opinion of the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary DetentionAugust 8, 2007

Finding Ms. Suu Kyi's detention in violation of international law.

Opinion of the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary DetentionJune 16, 2010

Finding the detention of Ms. Suu Kyi a violation of international law.

Opinion of the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary DetentionMarch 24, 2009

Finding the detention of Ms. Suu Kyi in violation of international law.

Petition to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary DetentionJune 16, 2006

Submitted by Freedom Now on behalf of Ms. Suu Kyi.

Petition to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary DetentionJune 18, 2008

Submitted by Freedom Now on behalf of Ms. Suu Kyi.

Petition to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary DetentionAugust 11, 2009

Submitted by Freedom Now on behalf of Ms. Suu Kyi.

Petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary DetentionFebruary 16, 2010

Submitted by Freedom Now on behalf of Mr. Aung.

SA Again Turns its Back on Plight of BurmeseMay 13, 2008

Business Day (Johannesburg, South Africa) Op-Ed by Jared Genser.

The Burmese Junta Still Fears Aung San Suu Kyi Suu KyiMay 18, 2009

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by Jared Genser.

The Lady and the JuntaJune 2, 2007

International Herald Tribune Op-Ed by Jared Genser and Meghan Barron.

The Lie After the StormMay 9, 2008

Far Eastern Economic Review Op-Ed by Jared Genser and Jeremy Sarkin.