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United States Extends Ban on Gems and Jade from Burma

08/08/2013

PHR welcomed President Obama‘s executive order keeping the ban on import of gems and jadeite from Burma, helping acknowledge that Burma’s gem industry is rife with exploitation and abuse.

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Muslims Linked to Riots Given Prison Terms in Myanmar

New York Times
05/21/2013

A court in Myanmar sentenced seven Muslim men to prison on Tuesday on charges related to the spasms of religious violence two months ago that left more than 40 people dead and chased thousands of people from their homes in central Myanmar. PHR published a report on Monday detailing “organized attacks against Muslims” in Meiktila.

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Two boys in Meiktila, Burma

Massacre in Burma: PHR Calls for Immediate Investigation

05/20/2013

PHR today released a report detailing the organized attacks against Muslims that took place in central Burma in late March and resulted in the killing of at least 20 children and four teachers. The report provides evidence that state authorities, who idly stood by watching the events unfold, are complicit in these crimes.

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Destruction in Meiktila, Burma

Burma’s Leaders Should Take Steps to Investigate and Prevent Anti-Muslim Violence

04/05/2013

PHR calls on Burma’s government to act urgently to halt anti-Muslim incitement and to invite international investigators to launch an immediate independent investigation into a reported massacre of more than two dozen Muslim students in Meiktila on March 21.

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Indian aid raises concerns in Chin State

Mizzima.com
02/28/2013

Concerns have been raised over financial aid provided by the Indian government for development as it will be channeled through the Ministry for Border Affairs. ... However, Andrea Gittleman, the senior legislative counsel for Washington-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), told Mizzima that apart from the physical problems, one of the underlying issues that needed to be addressed in Chin State is the mental health of a populace reeling from decades of abuse under military occupation.

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