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Press Release: Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2007
The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
Human Rights Documentation Unit
9 September 2008

As the first anniversary of Burmas September 2007 Saffron Revolution approaches, the Human Rights as continued to deteriorate.() Twenty years since the brutal suppression of the 1988 uprising, the Burmese military junta continues to exert tight control over the countrys population, while executing a litany of human rights abuses against its citizens. ()

The Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2007 reveals that the human rights situation confronting the people of Burma has not improved since the very first Burma Human Rights Yearbook was published fourteen years ago. On the contrary, widespread human rights violations continued to be perpetrated in Burma with near impunity throughout 2007. Across the country, members of the civilian population have continued to be subjected to egregious abuses including, but not limited to forced labour, extortion, arbitrary arrest, summary execution, rape, forced relocation, the confiscation and/or destruction of land and property, religious persecution and ethnic discrimination.

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