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Fulfilling Health Needs in Karen State, Burma

02/23/2012

PHR congratulates the 20 medics who graduated from the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) Jungle Medical School last week. This is the first class to graduate from the new FBR training facility inside Karen State, Burma.

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An Imprisoned Doctor Describes Medical Conditions in a Burmese Prison

02/21/2012

According to an interview with a former political prisoner and medical doctor, infectious diseases are rampant in Burmese prisons, and many patients display injuries consistent with torture.

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Dissident Burmese Monk Faces New Charges

02/21/2012

Yesterday, Burmese state media announced that Ashin Gambira, a Buddhist monk and recently released political prisoner, will once again face criminal charges in a Burmese court.

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Abuses Continue Against Rohingya

02/14/2012

The Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Burma, continue to face a variety of human rights abuses, including forced labor, rape, and extortion.

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IFIs in Burma Must Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Rights Violations

02/10/2012

The US recently exercised a partial waiver authority under U.S. law which allows the US to support the work of international financial institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to operate in Burma, notwithstanding the existing U.S. sanctions regime.

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