Justice For Myanmar launches mirror site for continued access in Myanmar after government attempts at censorship

December 19, 2020

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September 2, 2020. Myanmar: Justice For Myanmar has launched a mirror site to enable continued access to its website in Myanmar after the Myanmar government issued a secret order to mobile operators and internet service providers to block the site. The government order is in violation of the right to freedom of expression and the right to information. The mirror site is available at https://justiceformyanmar.github.io/justiceformyanmar.org/

Justice For Myanmar spokesperson Yadanar Maung says: “We will not bow down to the Myanmar government’s attempt to cover-up the abuse of power of the Myanmar military cartel. We are committed to circumvent state censorship to ensure the people of Myanmar can access our site and make up their own minds on the evidence we publish. With the Myanmar election approaching, it is especially urgent that there are independent sources of information on government and military misconduct, so voters can make informed decisions at the ballot box. We demand the unblocking of all media and civil society websites.”

The Justice For Myanmar website, launched on April 28, 2020, publishes reports of Myanmar military conflict of interest and corruption and evidence of links between military business and human rights violations, as part of a campaign to seek justice and accountability for the people of Myanmar and to promote transparency and rule of law.

According to Reuters, the Justice For Myanmar website was ordered blocked by “a social media monitoring group related to the security forces”.

 

Note to editors

Justice For Myanmar, a group of covert activists campaigning for justice and accountability for the people of Myanmar, is calling for an end to military business and for federal democracy and a sustainable peace.

 

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For more information please contact:

Yadanar Maung

Email: media@justiceformyanmar.org

Website: https://www.justiceformyanmar.org/

Website mirror: https://justiceformyanmar.github.io/justiceformyanmar.org/

Twitter: @justicemyanmar

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justiceformyanmar.org/