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Secretary Clinton's Visit to Burma Must Highlight Ethnic Abuses


Secretary Clinton has an opportunity to call attention to attacks on ethnic groups during her upcoming visit.

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Modest Moves Toward Democracy in Burma Are Not Enough


In the last two weeks the international press has applauded the Burmese government as it made some important steps toward democracy. In early October the government halted construction on a dam project on the Irrawaddy River, saying “it was against the will of the people.” This week, the government freed 206 political prisoners.

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More Forced Labor in Chin State, Burma


The Chief Minister of Western Burma’s Chin State is forcing citizens to work for no pay, according to a recent press release by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

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10-Year Sentence for Newest Political Prisoner in Burma


Nay Myo Zin was sentenced to ten years in prison by a Burmese court last week. His wife reported that he was arrested because Burmese secret police had found an email in his inbox that discussed national reconciliation.

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Changes to Burmese Travel Ban Are Only a Partial Solution


Although the recent change to travel restrictions may be a step in the right direction, it does not go nearly far enough.

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