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Aung San Suu Kyi Attends Martyr’s Day Ceremony, March to Follow

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi appeared for the first time in nine years Tuesday at an official ceremony honoring her father and other fallen national heroes. She was expected to return to the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Rangoon later Tuesday on an unauthorized march with several hundred members of her banned National League for […]

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Burma Refugee Admits War Crimes Past

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia’s government says police will investigate claims by a Burmese refugee living in the country that he murdered dozens of political dissidents in Burma. Htoo Htoo Han told Australian media that he executed 24 people and had an indirect involvement in about 100 other murders before coming to Australia as a refugee in 1996. He […]

Burmese Activist to Honor Father After 9-Year Absence

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Friends and associates of Aung San Suu Kyi say the Burmese democracy campaigner will attend a ceremony Tuesday honoring her liberation hero father for the first time in nine years. The colleagues said Monday that Aung San Suu Kyi has received an invitation to attend the ceremony from the government and has decided to attend. […]

Burmese Activist to Honor Father After 11-Year Absence

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Friends and associates of Aung San Suu Kyi say the Burmese democracy campaigner will attend a ceremony Tuesday honoring her liberation hero father for the first time in nine years. The colleagues said Monday that Aung San Suu Kyi has received an invitation to attend the ceremony from the government and has decided to attend. […]

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Second Burmese Diplomat Defects in Washington

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Burmese diplomat has defected in Washington, D.C., the second to do so in less than two weeks. Soe Aung has told VOA’s Burmese service that he sent a letter to the U.S. State Department Wednesday morning announcing his decision to defect. He has been serving as the Burmese embassy’s first secretary. He was posted […]

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Report: Burmese Prisoners Pressed into Front Lines of Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights advocates are accusing the Burmese army of using prison inmates as porters on the front lines of its conflict with ethnic militias. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch and the Burmese-based ethnic Karen Human Rights Group released a joint report Wednesday detailing the alleged abuses, which they describe as war crimes. The report is based […]

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Report: Burmese Prisoners Pressed into Front Lines of Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:22 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights advocates are accusing the Burmese army of using prison inmates as porters on the front lines of its conflict with ethnic militias. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch and the Burmese-based ethnic Karen Human Rights Group released a joint report Wednesday detailing the alleged abuses, which they describe as war crimes. The report is based […]

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Report: Burmese Prisoners Pressed into Front Lines of Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:22 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights advocates are accusing the Burmese army of using prison inmates as porters on the front lines of its conflict with ethnic militias. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch and the Burmese-based ethnic Karen Human Rights Group released a joint report Wednesday detailing the alleged abuses, which they describe as war crimes. The report is based […]

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Report: Burmese Prisoners Pressed into Front Lines of Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:22 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights advocates are accusing the Burmese army of using prison inmates as porters on the front lines of its conflict with ethnic militias. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch and the Burmese-based ethnic Karen Human Rights Group released a joint report Wednesday detailing the alleged abuses, which they describe as war crimes. The report is based […]

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Helicopter Crash Kills 3 in Burma

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A helicopter crashed into the Andaman Sea off Burma’s western coast on Monday, killing three people. Eight other passengers were rescued and taken to hospitals. Malaysia’s oil and gas company Petronas had rented the helicopter to fly to off-shore natural gas drilling rigs in the Yetagun gas and oil field. The French company that owns […]

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