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.
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.
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.
The Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Burma, continue to face a variety of human rights abuses, including forced labor, rape, and extortion.
Due to substandard living conditions in Burma's prisons, infectious diseases and chronic conditions are rampant among the detainee population.