Country Profile: Myanmar

The situation of human rights in Myanmar has deteriorated dramatically. Human rights defenders, lawyers, scholars, students, and  journalists, particularly those speaking out about the situation of the Rohingya, religious intolerance, and violations by the military, have faced surveillance, intimidation, and attacks. 


At least 550 people have been killed by Myanmar's military in the aftermath of a coup that overthrew the elected government on February 1, 2021, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), an advocacy group based in neighboring Thailand. Security officials have responded to dissent with a brutal crackdown and detained thousands.

(Last updated: August 30, 2021)



Please send appeals to the following:


U Aung Lynn
Embassy of Myanmar
2300 S Street NW
Washington DC 20008
Phone: +237 22 22 61 17
Fax: +237 22 22 60 82

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