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Reflections on a Year of Fighting in Kachin State

06/08/2012

This Saturday marks one year of fighting between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Burma.

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ILO: Forced Labor is Rife in Asia

06/06/2012

As brought to light in a PHR investigation released in 2010, ILO's 2012 report shows forced labor is still rampant in the Asia/Pacific region.

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Participants at DRC Stop Rape Campaign Launch 2012

Between Indignation, Hope, and Resolution

06/05/2012

I entered the Congo for the first time via the border that separates it from Burundi. We had taken a paved road to the border crossing in Burundi. The asphalt turned to dust, and then we were on the Congo side.

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Sectarian Violence in Western Burma

06/05/2012

Ten Burmese Muslims were lynched yesterday in Taunggote, Arakan State, in western Burma. [ALSO SEE update, 6/6/12]

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In Colombia, Evidence Proves Extrajudicial Executions by Military

06/01/2012

In 2008, the Colombian government acknowledged the extrajudicial executions of 11 young men from a working class municipality near Bogota. These victims are among those known as “false positives”; civilians who were kidnapped by Colombian military forces with the intent of identifying them as either members of the FARC guerrilla movement or other illegal armed groups. This practice allows the military to inflate the number of enemies they’ve killed.

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