Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she saw the start of a “new future” in the country, a day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the nation’s leaders the U.S. is open to lifting sanctions if they grant more political freedoms and promote internal peace.
Following PHR's calls for Secretary Clinton to make the plight of ethnic minorities in border areas of Burma a priority in talks with the government, she called for an end to violent campaigns against Burma's ethnic minorities.
The Wall Street Journal mentions PHR's report on human rights abuses committed by the Burmese Army in Kachin State, Burma. PHR calls on Secretary Clinton to focus on abuses against ethnic minorities during upcoming visit to Burma.
PHR today released a report detailing human rights abuses committed by the Burmese Army in Kachin State, Burma. PHR’s investigation reveals that the much-publicized incremental political changes in central Burma have not translated into improvements for the ethnic populations in the remote areas of Burma.
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Leaders of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) met on Tuesday, November 29, with a Burmese government delegation in the Chinese border town of Ruili, Yunnan Province. They demanded that the parties begin a political dialogue with the goal of reaching a political solution to the ongoing conflict in Kachin State.