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Burma's Aid Workers Languish Behind Bars (Audio Slideshow)

09/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Even as Burma's military government downplayed the damage from Cyclone Nargis and blocked international aid, thousands of Burmese volunteers delivered food and medical supplies to survivors of the storm in the Irrawaddy Delta. Watch this slideshow to learn how many of these volunteers were arrested and sentenced to long prison terms - a situation that Human Rights Watch describes as a "largely forgotten dimension to the post-Nargis reconstruction effort."

Many photos were provided by Burma's Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), which is part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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