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Ban Ki-Moon Betrays People of Burma by Calling on Western Nations to End Sanctions

04/30/2012

PHR criticized today United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s remarks to Burma’s Parliament, which urged Western nations to lift or suspend remaining sanctions against Burma.

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PHR and Partner Organizations Express Concern to Obama on Relaxed Burma Sanctions

04/25/2012

PHR joins 8 partner organizations in calling on President Obama to ensure that any shift in US policy toward Burma reflects true progress toward human rights improvements in Burma.

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PHR Applauds Creation of Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board

04/23/2012

President Obama today created a new interagency panel which can play a crucial role in preventing global mass atrocities. The Atrocities Prevention Board (ATB) will combat genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing.

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Bahrain and the Formula One Race: Drivers Should be Informed

04/20/2012

PHR calls on the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of the Formula One, to hold a briefing conducted by human rights defenders and those familiar with the human rights situation in Bahrain.

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Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

President Obama Publicly Expresses Concern for Bahraini Activist al-Khawaja; PHR Applauds

04/12/2012

PHR applauds President Obama for publicly expressing his concern for the well-being of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a detained Bahraini human rights defender who has been on a hunger strike for the past two months.

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