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More Forced Labor in Chin State, Burma

09/08/2011

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

08/30/2011

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

08/09/2011

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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Trafficked Burmese Children Rescued in Chiang Mai

07/29/2011

Eight children were rescued by Thai police from an apartment in Chiang Mai on Tuesday. PHR supports the efforts of the Thai authorities to stop trafficking, an urges them to do more to combat this human rights violation throughout Thailand.

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Dissident Groups Call For Peace Between Burmese Government and Ethnic Armies

07/12/2011

A coalition of nine dissident groups from inside Burma called +9 Orgs issued a statement this week calling on the Burmese government to make peace with ethnic armies.

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