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Unspeakable Acts: Torture in Burma’s Prisons

02/07/2012

Burmese detainees can be subjected to physical and psychological torture, regardless of age, sex, or the official charges held against them. In some cases, this torture has occurred before official charges have been made.

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From Bad to Worse: Health in Burma's Prisons

02/07/2012

Due to substandard living conditions in Burma's prisons, infectious diseases and chronic conditions are rampant among the detainee population.

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Imprisoning Relief Workers: Understanding the Aftermath of Cyclone Nargis

02/07/2012

In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in 2008, the Burmese military junta government refused to allow international aid to enter the country, and even handed large prison sentences to Burmese individuals who had stepped forward to help their fellow citizens.

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U.N. Special Rapporteur to Visit Burma

02/03/2012

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, is visiting Burma this week to assess the country’s recent changes and to determine if the changes are leading to a realization of the citizens’ human rights.

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Inside Burma’s Prisons

01/31/2012

In Burmese prisons, access to healthcare remains rare, and political prisoners in particular suffer from inadequate treatment and unhealthy conditions.

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