Tag Results for human rights (5)

  1. Missing Monks in Myanmar

    The BBC is reporting that the military junta has arrested and sent away thousands of monks and the streets of the capital are devoid of them. Some of them have been apparently disrobed and shackled: http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7022437.stm The AAAS reported on Friday that it is trying to get satellite images of the important monasteries. This will help to gather any visual evidence of human rights violations (in case any monasteries are burned down, or surrounded by the army). See related posts: http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2007/09/technologys_role_in_myanmar_up.html http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2007/09/satellite_images_indicate_abus.html…

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  2. Satellite images indicate abuses in Myanmar (formerly Burma)

    An analysis of satellite images performed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seems to indicate evidence of villages being razed by the military in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) over the course of the last several years. A before image (top) depicts a small settlement in Burma on 5 May 2004, and again on 23 February 2007, with all structures removed. The images correspond with information provided by the Free Burma Rangers regarding December 2006 attacks at and near the Burmese village of Kwey Kee. (Lat: 18.79 N Long: 96.76 …

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