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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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Yudhoyno Urges UN Protection for Domestic Workers

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on member states of the U.N. labor agency to support a draft treaty that offers worldwide protection to domestic workers. Mr. Yudhoyono said Tuesday the document will provide guidance to governments on how to ensure the rights of domestic workers. He was speaking at the International Labor Organization’s […]

ILO: Increased Awareness Leads to More Complaints of Forced Labor

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The International labor organization says improved public awareness about the law on forced labor in Burma has led to an increase in formal complaints to the group’s liaison office in Rangoon. The United Nations labor organization says the increasing number of complaints is seen as a sign that the Burmese people are more aware of […]

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