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World Must Act to End Impunity in Burma

Burma’s National Human Rights Commission can’t be trusted to do the job of addressing rampant human rights abuses; for this, the international community must push harder to end impunity. By AUNG MYO MIN Friday, December 9, 2011(Irrawaddy,  Dec.10, 2011) Today as the world celebrates another international human rights day, people in Burma continue to face a host of serious human rights abuses. Despite minor changes in Naypyidaw, human rights abuses, such as rape, forced labor,

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(Tokyo) – Japanese officials should press Burma’s visiting foreign minister on the need for genuine reforms to improve human rights in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin will visit Tokyo from October 20 to 22, 2011.

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Top Military Lawyer Should Support UN Commission of Inquiry (New York) – The Burmese military leadership should adopt measures to end abuses and ensure that those responsible are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the judge advocate general of the Burmese Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Yar Pyae.

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The War Office in Naypyidaw has ordered Burmese government forces based in ethnic areas to relaunch their infamous “Four Cuts” strategy against the ethnic cease-fire groups that continue to resist the junta’s Border Guard Force (BGF) plan.