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Rights Groups Question Easing of US Sanctions on Burma

Voice of America

PHR and other notable human rights groups sent a letter to President Obama questioning his decision to ease sanctions on Burma.

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To See if the New Burma Can Be Trusted, Ask the Kachin as They Face Ethnic War


The Jakarta Globe reports the findings of a PHR study on the continued incidence of looting and violent threats towards the Kachin minority in Burma.

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Lifting Sanctions on Burma's Regime Would be a Mistake

United to End Genocide blog

Because of last week's election of Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — who spent years under house arrest, and sometimes in prison, fighting for democracy and justice — to parliament, calls have grown all week for all economic sanctions and international pressure on the Burmese regime to be lifted. Doing so would be a huge mistake.

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Burma’s Uncertain Future

The New Yorker

A story on "Burma's Uncertain Future," in which The New Yorker discusses Burma's recent incremental human rights improvements and fragile democracy includes findings from PHR's report on government attacks on Kachin as an example of how far the country still needs to go.

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Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

Press Release

Measured Response to Easing of Sanctions Against Burma is Urged


In response to the United States Administration’s announcement this week that it would ease certain sanctions against the Government of Burma following recent positive developments in that country, PHR urged the international community to maintain a measured response.

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