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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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Witnesses at Burma Hearing Give US Advice on Strengthening Support for Democracy and Human Rights

06/23/2011

The Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Wednesday entitled “Piercing Burma’s Veil of Secrecy: The Truth Behind the Sham Election and the Difficult Road Ahead.” The hearing was notable because it was the first time that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, addressed the Committee.

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Today, Do One Thing to Help Refugees

06/20/2011

In honor of World Refugee Day, PHR continues calls for improved conditions for all refugees from Burma and beyond.

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On Suu Kyi's Birthday, PHR Calls for Release of Burma's Political Prisoners

06/17/2011

In honor of the birthday of Burma’s most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, PHR calls for the release of all of the country’s political prisoners.

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900 Burmese Residents Forced into Hiding

06/03/2011

According to a new report released this week by the Free Burma Rangers, 900 residents of northwestern Burma have been forced into hiding due to a brutal military campaign in the area that indiscriminately targets civilians. These villagers are experiencing food and water shortages, and cannot return to their homes.

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