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Satellite images catch human-rights violations

Human rights groups are using commercial satellite imagery to document recent human-rights abuses in Burma.  Via the MIT Technology Review:

Backing up human-rights reports that the Burmese military is razing villages of ethnic minorities and herding people into areas under tighter military control, an analysis of satellite images shows chilling scenes of bare ground where villages once stood, new settlements near military camps, and swelling refugee camps just across the border, in Thailand. The new analysis was done by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and human-rights groups.