Bill Davis, PHR Director for Burma, encourages consideration of link between disease and human rights violations in Inter Press Service's article about Malaria crisis in Myanmar.
Today, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) found Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting in 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and mutilation of civilians, rape and sexual slavery, forced labor, and abduction and conscription of children to serve as child soldiers during the conflict in Sierra Leone. Taylor, the Former President of Liberia, is the first head of state to be convicted by an international court.
The New York Daily News reports on letter sent to Barak Obama urging US to reconsider easing sanctions on Burma. Human rights groups, including PHR, want more reforms before easing sanctions.
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The Irawaddy reports on PHR's participation in a letter to Barack Obama. Human rights organizations urge US to rethink easing sanctions on Burma.
The New Statesman reports on PHR's recent brief on Darfur, detailing the widespread attacks that take place in the absence of active armed conflict.