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Hein Min Aung Recalls His Haunting Experiences As a Child Soldier and His Escape From the Myanmar Army

August 16, 2011

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WRITTEN BY: Ashly Bloxon MYANMAR.— Hein Min Aung was only 14 when he was recruited. At the time he lived with his parents and five younger siblings and worked at the market in Prome, north of Yangon. One night in March of 1999, Aung went into town with two friends to make photocopies, on their […]

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Myanmar Political Prisoners Held in Dog Cells After Protests

June 8, 2011

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WRITTEN BY: Ashly Bloxon MYANMAR.–  On 24 May, seven hunger strikers including two Buddist monks were placed in solitary confinement in small cells designed for military dogs. The hunger strikes were started by three female political prisoners on 17 May at Insein prison in Yangon, in protest against the government’s prisoner amnesty program that failed to include most political […]

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