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Myanmar’s Rohingya Continue to Suffer Systematic Extortion, Abuse


Despite significant advances in Myanmar, minority groups in the Southeast Asian country continue to face systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

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Burmese Woman

Myanmar Illegally Displaced Families, Devastating Their Health and Livelihoods


The Myanmar government violated international laws when displacing families as part of a dam project along the Paunglaung River in southern Shan state.

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Kachin Man at Relief Camp in Burma

Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year


This week’s four-year anniversary of the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Kachin Independent Army and the Burmese Army, which had previously held for nearly two decades, renews attention on violence against ethnic minorities in Burma.

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A Rohingya Woman and Her Baby

Burma’s Population Control Bill Threatens Maternal Health Progress


The parliament of Burma recently passed a new “population control” bill that could represent a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances if implemented in a coercive or discriminatory manner.

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Rohingya Man in Burma

Physicians for Human Rights Comments on Discriminatory Plan for the Rohingya


PHR today criticized a plan that would force many Rohingya to claim Bangladeshi origin as part of a strategy by the government of Burma to further isolate the minority group. Those who refuse to renounce their identity are reportedly being arrested, tortured, or sent to camps.

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