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Backfire in Bahrain

Washington Post
08/07/2012

Washington Post editorial cites PHR's "Weaponizing Tear Gas" report in calling for tougher US policy on Bahrain government hard-liners. The Post says the Obama administration's resumption of military sales to a regime that has been a close US ally has not paid off. Bahrain remains locked in a standoff between a largely intransigent government and a slowly radicalizing opposition — and the regime has failed to fulfill its repeated pledges to end repression of peaceful dissent and undertake meaningful reforms.

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Bahrain Tear Gas Attack

Report Documents Bahrain’s Use of Tear Gas as a Potentially Lethal Weapon

08/01/2012

The Bahrain government’s indiscriminate use of tear gas as a weapon has resulted in the maiming, blinding, and even killing of civilian protesters and must stop at once while the government reassesses its use, PHR declares in a report issued today.

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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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Opening doors to Rohingyas: duty, not charity

New Age
06/20/2012

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.

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Myanmar: Victims of recent clashes must have access to healthcare

Médecins Sans Frontières
06/18/2012

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.

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