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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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Kalehe Tribunal (Women with backs to Camera)

Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe toward Justice: Prosecuting Mass Rape in the DRC

02/06/2012

This past October, PHR’s Deputy Director Susannah Sirkin and I had the opportunity to sit in on an appeals hearing in Kaléhé, a small village in South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a case concerning abduction, mass rape, sexual enslavement, and murder.

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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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An Ongoing Human Rights Violation: Burma’s Prisons

01/31/2012

Despite the Burmese government's official denial that it holds political prisoners, many Burmese activists remain imprisoned for their perceived or real involvement in resisting the junta government. While in jail, these prisoners have faced myriad human rights violations including torture and deprivation of healthcare.

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