Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed about the incommunicado de...

Myanmar: Incommunicado detention of MATA member Kyaw Min Htut – FIDH

Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed about the incommunicado detention of Kyaw Min Htut, a human rights and environmental activist, member of the Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA) [1], Myanmar’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) [2], the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade [3] multi-stakeholder group, and a civil society representative on the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee. Kyaw Min Htut has also worked with Myanmar’s Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) [4] and supported pro-democracy activists to non-violently resist the military coup. On September 6, 2021, at around 3pm, Kyaw Min Htut was arrested by junta security forces, at his …

 

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