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Prominent Myanmar activist cancels trip to US
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - A prominent Myanmar activist said Saturday that he is canceling a trip to the United States to receive a democracy award, to show solidarity with more than a dozen fellow activists whose applications for Full version (available... Read More

Police collect bodies in strife-torn Myanmar town
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

SITTWE Myanmar (AP) - With fearful residents cowering indoors, security forces patrolling a tense town in western Myanmar collected bodies Monday from the debris of homes burned down over the weekend in some of the country's deadliest sectarian... Read More

Myanmar sets up internal probe of sectarian unrest
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's government has formed a commission to investigate the causes of recent sectarian violence in which at least 83 people were killed. President Thein Sein's website announced the commission Friday, more than two... Read More

Myanmar sentences 2 UN staff to jail for violence
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - A court in Myanmar has sentenced two United Nations staff members to prison terms for their alleged involvement in a spate of bloody communal violence in the west of the country in June, the world body said Monday. The punishments... Read More

Myanmar's Suu Kyi plans trip to US in September
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

NAYPYITAW Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will accept an award in the United States in September, setting up a new round of international accolades for the Nobel Peace laureate and former political prisoner who was... Read More

Highlights of Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize speech
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

OSLO Norway (AP) - Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize speech explored her views on the ideals of peace, the seeds of war, the bonds of our common humanity, and the rare power of kindness. Here are the highlights. Full version (available to lexis... Read More

Myanmar reforms leave political prisoners behind
Posted on 14 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - In a remote prison in northwest Myanmar, Aye Aung wakes up each day as he has for nearly 14 years alone in a dark cell on a wooden plank, a prisoner of conscience all but forgotten by the world. For hours, the former student... Read More

Bangladesh to send back more arrivals from Myanmar
Posted on 27 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

COX'S BAZAR Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh security forces on Thursday detained more Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in western Myanmar and were questioning them before sending them back, a border official said Thursday. Bangladesh has turned... Read More

Reforms in Myanmar may spark refugee return
Posted on 6 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MAE LA REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand (AP) - The children who live in this camp for Burmese refugees have known no other life. Neither have many of their parents or their grandparents. Yet now, surprisingly rapid reforms and cease-fires under way in Myanmar... Read More