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Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma

Chatham House, London


David Mathieson, Senior Researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch
Chair: Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House


The speaker will draw upon a recent report by Human Rights Watch and the Karen Human Rights Group to examine the plight of hundreds of prisoners who have been press ganged into service on military offensives in Eastern Burma.