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Malaria Adds to Myanmar’s Woes

Inter Press Service

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.

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Charles Taylor, ex-President of Liberia, at The Hague, April 2012

Charles Taylor Guilty as Charged: PHR Welcomes Historic Verdict


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.

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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups

New York Daily News

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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Human Rights Experts Urge US Not to Drop Sanctions

The Irawaddy

The Irawaddy reports on PHR's participation in a letter to Barack Obama. Human rights organizations urge US to rethink easing sanctions on Burma.

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Darfur nine years on: murder in a media vacuum

New Statesman

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.

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