On Thursday, 30 August, the office of President Thein Sein released the names of some 2,000 people who were removed from Burma’s infamous blacklist. But no assurances were given for exiles on their future, safety, or dignity in Burma.
Even as Burma’s central government institutes political reforms, the Burmese army continues to routinely violate the human rights of ethnic minorities in Karen State, PHR reported today, citing findings from a field survey conducted earlier this year.
The US Administration announced today that US companies will be able to invest in Burma, a country long closed to US businesses because of the Burmese government’s deplorable human rights record.
On World Refugee Day, a respected Bangladeshi academic speaks out against his country's policy of denying refuge to Rohingya people fleeing violence in Western Burma.
The aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was forced to suspend operations in Arakan State, Burma last week because of the escalating vioence there. MSF issued a statement today expressing concern that victims of the violence may not have access to healthcare.