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Coalition Says ‘Little Progress’ Made on Human Rights in Burma

3 October 2013

Reports of nearly 150 human rights violations through the first six months of 2013 have led a coalition of rights groups to conclude that Burma’s “government has made little progress protecting the human rights of its citizens.” The Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma) in a report Wednesday said that of 147 reported incidents, confiscation or destruction of property constituted the singly most common human rights violation, with 40 complaints documented. The 12 member organizations of ND-Burma said the actual number of incidents was likely much higher, with more comprehensive reporting hampered by difficulties related to access and reporters’ fear of retribution.