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US: Regional human rights 'stagnating'

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WASHINGTON - US officials voiced concern Thursday about human rights in fast-growing Southeast Asian nations, pointing to a lack of progress in many places and a worsening situation in some. 

Joseph Yun (C) and Aung San Suu Kyi (L) speak to the media on the door step of Suu Kyi's house after they met for talks in Yangon on December 10, 2010. US officials voiced concern Thursday about human rights in fast-growing Southeast Asian nations, pointing to a lack of progress in many places and a worsening situation in some.

As the United States pursues its rebalance toward Asia, it is also paying greater attention to human rights in many countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, State Department officials told lawmakers.

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