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10 Oct 2007
In an apparent sign of confidence that the mass civilian protests in Burma have been contained, the military junta has reconnected to the Internet since 6 October 2007, though connection is limited to curfew hours at night and comes in sporadic trickles.
10 Oct 2007
This week the United Nations Human Rights Council, or HRC, held a special session, the fifth since its establishment in March 2007, to consider the human rights situation in Burma. The call for the convening of the session by Portugal and another 17 members of the Council was seen as a positive and timely move and an important step to bring the situation in Burma to the attention of the international community. It was a particular relief for Asian NGOs in that it provided reassurance that Asian issues have not been left out of the work of the HRC. The Council's four previous special sessions focussed on Darfur, Lebanon and Palestine.
10 Oct 2007
Proposed amendments to the lese majeste laws that would make it illegal to criticise an adviser to His Majesty the King, have been withdrawn due to concern from Privy Council members, the proponent of the bills said yesterday.
7 Oct 2007
Further to our previous recent updates on the situation in Burma, this is the first appeal by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) since last week on specific cases of disappearance in Rangoon: it includes details about the disappearance of a 30-year-old mother of two and three teenage sisters, as well as news on some other cases and incidents to which we are drawing your urgent attention.
5 Oct 2007
The Thai police have banned and confiscated copies of a book by a respected and well-known social critic, alleging that the material "may cause unrest and degrade good morals" in Thai society.
3 Oct 2007
Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call for the immediate release of Min Zaw, the Burmese correspondent of the Japanese daily "Tokyo Shimbun", and three young Burmese journalists, who are apparently being held incommunicado by the security forces. Their arrests bring the number of journalists detained in Burma to 10. At least a thousand people have been arrested since demonstrations began in August 2007.
2 Oct 2007
A looming humanitarian crisis in Burma is being exacerbated by the junta's determination to cut all news and information flowing out of the country.
2 Oct 2007
The numbers of persons and Buddhist monks and nuns who have been taken into custody in Burma during recent days remains unknown. This is largely because none of them have been taken in accordance with any law. There has not even been the pretence of law as normally exists in Burma.
29 Sep 2007
Protests demanding global action over the crackdown on peaceful protestors in Burma were held in Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand on Thursday, and in the Philippines on Wednesday.
29 Sep 2007
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on the Burmese authorities to end the violent attacks on demonstrators and journalists covering the events there following the killing of one Japanese photographer and reports of another media death and intimidation of local and foreign media.
27 Sep 2007
The Burmese junta has stepped up censorship and violence against journalists who are trying to cover the rare mass protests gaining momentum across the country, while deepening their own propaganda in state media, report Mizzima News, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), ARTICLE 19, other NGOs and Burmese exile-run news sources.
27 Sep 2007
What I want to do today is simply call foreigners' attention to comments made by the head of Thailand's military junta which I find either amazingly clueless or totally abhorrent, depending on how much he actually knows about the situation.

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