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Ko Kyaw Soe Oo

HRD & Journalist

Ko Kyaw Soe Oo has been working with Reuters since September 2017. He has previously reported on the segregation enforced by local Buddhists between the Rohingya and Rakhine communities.


Despite hopes fuelled by the overwhelming victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in November 2015 parliamentary elections, which set the stage for the peaceful formation of a new government in early 2016, HRDs in Myanmar are still subjected to a range of attacks and abuses. They include extra-judicial killings and violence, discrimination, surveillance, legislative and judicial harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention, all of which continued unabated. HRDs working on civil and political rights, minority rights and economic, social, and cultural rights, including land rights, are particularly at risk of being targeted.