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Dissident Burmese Monk Faces New Charges

02/21/2012

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.

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An Imprisoned Doctor Describes Medical Conditions in a Burmese Prison

02/21/2012

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.

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Abuses Continue Against Rohingya

02/14/2012

The Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Burma, continue to face a variety of human rights abuses, including forced labor, rape, and extortion.

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Witnessing Justice for Victims of Karadžić

02/14/2012

On January 30 and 31, 2012, Dr. William Haglund, former director of PHR's International Forensic Program and head of the forensic team which exhumed mass graves in Srebenica, Bosnia in 1995, testified at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. PHR Deputy Director Susannah Sirkin was there.

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IFIs in Burma Must Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Rights Violations

02/10/2012

The US recently exercised a partial waiver authority under U.S. law which allows the US to support the work of international financial institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to operate in Burma, notwithstanding the existing U.S. sanctions regime.

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