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Today, Do One Thing to Help Refugees

06/20/2011

In honor of World Refugee Day, PHR continues calls for improved conditions for all refugees from Burma and beyond.

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On Suu Kyi's Birthday, PHR Calls for Release of Burma's Political Prisoners

06/17/2011

In honor of the birthday of Burma’s most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, PHR calls for the release of all of the country’s political prisoners.

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900 Burmese Residents Forced into Hiding

06/03/2011

According to a new report released this week by the Free Burma Rangers, 900 residents of northwestern Burma have been forced into hiding due to a brutal military campaign in the area that indiscriminately targets civilians. These villagers are experiencing food and water shortages, and cannot return to their homes.

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Burma Soldier: One Man's Fight for Democracy

05/17/2011

Burma Soldier is a documentary about Myo Myint, an engineer in the Burmese Army who became a pro-democracy activist. Myint, who was eventually imprisoned for his views, articulates a story that is common among the members of the democracy movement: serving and fighting in the army, attending and speaking at rallies for democracy in Rangoon, suffering in Burmese prisons and living in the camps in Thailand.

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Burmese government offers scant "amnesty" for prisoners

05/16/2011

Burmese President Thein Sein announced yesterday that "Prisoners will get amnesty on humanitarian grounds and through sympathy for their families."

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