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'Intensified' Crackdown Seen Ahead of Myanmar's Election

One month prior to elections in Myanmar, the human rights group Amnesty International is accusing the government of returning to its old ways of repression. The London-based organization, in a report being released Thursday, rebuts the government's assertion that no one is being imprisoned for peacefully exercising his rights. Amnesty contends the pace of repression has drastically escalated in the last two years, with at least at least 91 “prisoners of conscience” currently...

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