While it’s no secret that the Government of Burma oppresses its people, the international community has only had survivors’ stories to assert these claims -- until now.One week before Burma’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN at the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, PHR has released the first widespread, quantitative reporting of rights abuses in Chin State, Burma.
Stanley Weiss’ Op-Ed in the Washington Post on Friday, December 3?laid out the author’s misguided reasoning for ending US sanctions on Burma’s military regime.
In the newspapers, we read wrenching stories about suffering in faraway places such as Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Myanmar; through this work, these stories have become real to me.
Embarking on a trip through several Asian nations last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly announced the United States' support for the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes in Burma.
Fourteen-year-old Kyan Khen* unwittingly triggered a landmine that took his left leg, and severely injured his right, while tending to his four buffalo in a rice field just across the Burmese border in Karen state in October 2009.