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Secretary Clinton's Visit to Burma Must Highlight Ethnic Abuses

11/22/2011

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

10/14/2011

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

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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