Saturday, February 02, 2013

HRW director criticizes ‘international oversell and hasty praise’ for Burma govt

1 Feb 2013

 “Burma’s reforms over the past year are hindered, not helped, by international 
oversell and hasty praise in the face of continued serious human rights abuses,” 
says Phil Robertson, the deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. 
“No one expects that a rights-respecting democracy will arrive overnight,
 but Burma is still failing basic rights tests on its remaining political prisoners,
 blocked humanitarian aid, and ensuring accountability for war crimes.”

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