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PHR Documents Systematic Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma

08/20/2013

PHR today released a report documenting the recent wave of violence against Muslims throughout Burma, whose government has created a culture of impunity for the violators and has failed to protect the Muslim minority.

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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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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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Easing of Sanctions on Burmese Imports Does Little to Improve Human Rights There

11/16/2012

As expected, the Obama administration today suspended the US ban on imports from Burma, just days before President Obama’s historic visit to that country. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is disappointed that the decision was not coupled to a requirement for proper safeguards to protect human rights.

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