Crisis in Burma

October 5, 2007 at 3:52 pm

clipped from www.thehungersite.com
Burma (Myanmar), a small country south of China on the Indian Ocean, is experiencing increasingly brutal violence by the ruling military junta toward its people. Rampant poverty, denial of basic human rights, and a rash of violence against peaceful protestors have led to global concern about the atrocities occurring in the region. In 1990, democratic elections led to a landslide victory by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, who never made it into office. She remains under house arrest today by the military junta still in power. Peaceful protests for democracy by Buddhist monks and the Burmese people have been met with arrests, disappearances, and violence in untold numbers.
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