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ILO: Forced Labor is Rife in Asia

06/06/2012

As brought to light in a PHR investigation released in 2010, ILO's 2012 report shows forced labor is still rampant in the Asia/Pacific region.

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Sectarian Violence in Western Burma

06/05/2012

Ten Burmese Muslims were lynched yesterday in Taunggote, Arakan State, in western Burma. [ALSO SEE update, 6/6/12]

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Zimbabwe Today, Burma Tomorrow? Holding Human Rights Abusers Accountable in South Africa

05/24/2012

What happens when high-ranking government officials from Zimbabwe, who committed crimes against humanity, travel to South Africa, where the law requires the investigation and prosecution of such individuals? Nothing. That is, until now.

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Burmese Political Prisoners Denied Health Care

05/24/2012

Burmese prison authorities rejected requests by the family of one gravely ill prisoner to have him transported to a hospital for proper medical care. Two others, suffering from rapidly-deteriorating health conditions, are held in prisons under-served by medical personnel.

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Zaw Min Htut accepts Human Rights Award

Rohingya Activist Nominated for Human Rights Award

05/23/2012

Zaw Min Htut has been working for Rohingyas’ rights through the Burmese Rohingya Association of Japan since he fled Burma in 1998. Prior to that he was a student activist in Burma, and was detained for his participation in protests in 1996.

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