Burmese soldiers guilty of rape, activists say  tory by Steve Sandford September 2011 Human rights activists from Burma have documented an alarming increase in sexual assaults of women in areas of recent military attacks by government forces in the country’s ethnic regions.   In Kachin state alone, at least 18 cases […]

North Korean refugee Story by Steve Sandford Journey to freedom for North Koreans CHIANG SAEN, July 2011 –Thailand is fast becoming a transit country for North Koreans fleeing severe food shortages and ingrained poverty, authorities say. Thousands now make their way more than 5000 km. along the often dangerousjourney across […]

Where are they? Tracking Thailand’s ‘missing’ Story by Steve Sanford 2006 Every time a military truck carrying heavily armed soldiers rumbles past Kalee’s house in southern Thailand’s Narathiwat province, she turns her head away in disgust and mutters “khon raai” — a phrase that means evil person. Her hostility towards the […]