Essay about Human Rights Causes and Effects in Myanmar/Burma

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| Human Rights Causes and Effects In Myanmar/Burma | A look into the countries past, present and future of Human Rights suffering; and the issues that have resulted from it. | | Mary Knowles Block C | January the 18th 2012 |

Table of Contents Background Of Myanmar/Burma 2 Introduction and First Monarchies 2 The Beginning of Burma’s Military Overrule 2 An Explanation of the Origins of the Countries Current Issues 3 The Issues of Myanmar/Burma 4 An Overview of the Many Problems 4 Issues Caused By Deportation 4 A Look Inside the Government and Junta 5 Aid From the U.S. and Fear of North Korea 5 Various Positions On Myanmar’s Plight and Those Within It 6 Thein Seins Statements 6 Americans and the EU 6
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The Issues of Myanmar/Burma

An Overview of the Many Problems

Myanmar has dug itself into a pit, filled with debt and poverty; and much of this poverty and abuse of natural resources was caused by the Junta. In the past the military attacked, destroyed and ransacked over 3500 villages; they expelled many from their homes and stole livestock and food. The attacks of the military have left many of these citizens with no homes, no future and plenty have been separated from their families because of the forced deportation. Myanmar also suffers from poor healthcare, a terrible education system, hundreds of reports of human rights violations and food deficit, forced displacement, as well as little to no freedom of choice especially in terms of religion and free speech. The Junta is not only guilty of forced deportation and property abuse, they have also resorted to massacre, rape, beatings, torture, kidnapping, as well as ethnic and religious prosecution and prosecution against those with HIV/AIDS (as ordered by past dictators). The government of Myanmar has always been highly against any religious practices that are unfamiliar to them, such as Christianity and Islam religions (as roughly 89% of the country celebrates Theravada Buddhism). The Junta destroyed many of the Christian Churches and Mosques. Freedom of artistic expression of any form is also vastly prohibited within the

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