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Opening up to Myanmar: Proceed with Caution to Protect the People

GlobalPost
09/27/2012

Dr. Robert Lawrence and Dr. Adam Richards, PHR Board members, using a recent survey conducted by PHR, remind the world that while things are getting better in Burma, there is much more work to be done to achieve a more peaceful future.

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Karen Recruited for Army Labor

Radio Free Asia
09/07/2012

Burmese soldiers are forcing Karen villagers to work for them in eastern Burma despite moves by the government toward a ceasefire with ethnic rebels in the region, the Free Burma Rangers said Friday, after a fresh round of peace talks on troops’ conduct. The FBR report backs up PHR's recent findings that the Karen minority face a “constant threat” of forced labor and other rights violations.

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Burma: Come Home But Be Quiet

09/03/2012

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.

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Human Rights Violations Continue in Burma’s Karen State Despite Announcements of Political Reforms

08/27/2012

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.

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US Allows American Companies into Burma Despite Ongoing Human Rights Concerns

07/11/2012

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.

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