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Obama’s Trip to Burma an Opportunity to Press for Substantial Reforms

11/13/2012

President Obama is choosing an odd time to make history as the first US president to visit Burma. Ethnic violence continues to devastate Rakhine State in western Burma, conflict rages in northern Kachin State, and military officials responsible for some of the worst violence in the country continue to thrive in a climate of impunity.

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PHR Urges US to Consider Ramifications of Inviting Burmese Military to Training Exercise

10/23/2012

PHR is deeply troubled by media reports that members of Burma’s military could be invited to observe an upcoming US-Thai military joint training exercise. The exercise, to be held next year, would bring together participants from the US and the Thai armed forces as well as military representatives from several other Asian nations.

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Rights Organizations Call on US Secretary of State to Suspend Military Assistance to Bahrain

09/12/2012

PHR joined ten other organizations in calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to immediately suspend US military assistance and arms transfers to security force units in Bahrain that are engaging in human rights violations.

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Bitter Wounds and Lost Dreams

08/27/2012

Even as Burma’s central government institutes political reforms, the Burmese army continues to routinely violate the human rights of ethnic minorities in Karen State, PHR reports, citing findings from a field survey conducted in early 2012.

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Richard Sollom Testifies Before Lantos Human Rights Commission on Bahrain's Use of Tear Gas

08/01/2012

At the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on the “Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report”, Richard Sollom testified about PHR's investigation of Bahrain's use of toxic chemical agents ("tear gas") against civilians.

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