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Dissident Groups Call For Peace Between Burmese Government and Ethnic Armies

07/12/2011

A coalition of nine dissident groups from inside Burma called +9 Orgs issued a statement this week calling on the Burmese government to make peace with ethnic armies.

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Refugee Camp in Bangladesh Hit by Storm

07/08/2011

Heavy rains and high winds have stuck an unofficial refugee camp in Bangladesh, destroying makeshift shacks and other residences. Life in the camp before the disaster was precarious—external aid is limited and the residents are forced to fend for themselves.

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PHR Calls on Obama Administration to Press for a Commission of Inquiry in Burma

07/07/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joined more than 20 other organizations in calling on President Obama to commit his Administration to enacting financial and banking sanctions and to pressing for an international Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes in Burma.

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In Burma, Rape is Rife

07/06/2011

According to the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), 18 Kachin women and girls have been raped by Burmese army soldiers since the beginning of June. The Burmese government should take action to prevent soldiers from committing rape and should prosecute and punish those who carry out or condone these crimes.

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Burma Representative’s Confirmation Hearing Only an Initial Step

07/01/2011

PHR applauds the nomination of Derek Mitchell be the US Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma. PHR urges that he use this new position to press for the creation of an international commission of inquiry to investigate the continuing and egregious human rights abuses perpetrated by the Burmese military junta against its own people.

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