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Myanmar: Ethnic minority rights under attack

, Index number: ASA 16/020/1997

As Myanmar is formally admitted to ASEAN, it shows no sign of improving its human rights performance, despite hopes placed on the policy of constructive engagement by its regional partners. This document focuses on one of those areas in which the country has shown no improvement - human rights violations against members of ethnic minority groups. The material in this report is largely based on dozens of interviews which AI conducted during April and May 1997 with refugees who are members of the Karen, Karenni, Mon or Shan ethnic minorities in Thailand.

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