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PHR Joins Civil Society Groups in Urging an End to Persecution of Rohingya

06/25/2013

PHR has joined 75 other organizations in expressing concern about the ongoing human rights violations and humanitarian crisis occurring in Burma. Their joint statement expresses deep concern for the Rohingya, a stateless minority that has long been persecuted and subjected to countless acts of violence, persecution, and discrimination.

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UN Rights Council Calls on Burma to End and Investigate Anti-Muslim Violence

06/14/2013

A presidential statement by the Human Rights Council for an end to violence against Muslims in Burma is a welcome step but does not go far enough to protect minorities and should call for an international investigation.

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Burma Must Take Steps to Quell Ethnic Violence

05/30/2013

This week’s outbreak of violence against Muslims in Lashio marks nearly a year of targeted attacks on Muslims in Burma.

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Visit by Burmese Leader Offers Key Opportunity to Press for Human Rights Improvements

05/20/2013

Burmese President Thein Sein is scheduled to meet with President Obama today, marking the first visit to the United States by a Burmese head of state in 47 years. Since that visit in 1966, the people of Burma have endured governmental mismanagement, brutal military rule, and serious human rights violations. Burma became a pariah state, synonymous with its infamous imprisonment of political activists and militarized attacks on civilians.

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A Dark Day for Human Rights in Burma

04/25/2013

On April 22, the European Union lifted all sanctions against the Burmese government except for an arms embargo. The international community’s rush to applaud the Burmese government’s nascent reforms will ultimately hamper further improvements.

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