Tag Archive | Burma

Burma: Government Should Protect, Not Target, Gay People

Burma: Government Should Protect, Not Target, Gay People

Burma’s government should publicly condemn grossly discriminatory remarks by a regional official about gay men and transgender women, Human Rights Watch said last Wednesday (2nd) in a letter to senior Burmese officials. The Burmese government is obligated under international law to protect all people in the country regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. During […]

Burma: Torture of LGBT By Police

The Asian Human Rights Commission is monitoring  police targeting of gay and transgendered people in Burma, (Myanmar). It has received detailed information on cases of alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of persons on the grounds of sexual orientation. In a report on 22nd July, it stated: