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Government of Bangladesh Blocking Humanitarian Aid for Rohingya

08/03/2012

Thai and Burmese press have reported that the Government of Bangladesh is cracking down on charitable organizations that offer assistance to Rohingya, an ethnic group that has faced endemic persecution and violence in Burma.

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PHR Demands that Government of Burma Rescind Citizenship Law

07/10/2012

The 1982 law authorized 135 enumerated ethnic groups for citizenship, and arbitrarily stripped others of their citizenship. NGOs call for the Citizenship Law to be replaced with a law that reflects basic principles of human rights and demonstrates adherence to international treaties.

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Reflections on a Year of Fighting in Kachin State

06/08/2012

This Saturday marks one year of fighting between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Burma.

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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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