June 13th, 2008 | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

One Local's Burma Road

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When we talked last fall in this piece to local Burmese people protesting conditions in their homeland, one of the demonstrators—a man named Athein— told us he planned this spring to walk across the country. His mission: to draw attention to his group's goals, which include highlighting human-rights abuses, from forced and child labor to brutal censorship in Myanmar, which until 1989 was known as Burma.

Turns out he was a man of his word.



 
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