Human Rights

The Leaderboard: Nay Phone Latt

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Who is he? Nay Phone Latt is a Myanmar poet, blogger, and activist best known for his role in helping bring the 2007 monk-led Saffron Revolution and subsequent government crackdown to international attention. In 2008, he was arrested and sentenced…

The Leaderboard: Shwe Maung

Who is he? Shwe Maung, also known as Abdul Razak, is a member of Myanmar’s parliament representing Rakhine state. He is a member of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and one of just two ethnic Rohingya Muslims…

The Leaderboard: Marina Mahathir

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Who is she? Marina Mahathir is a Malaysian author and social activist known for her progressive views on religious freedom and civil liberties. Despite being the eldest child of former prime minister Mahathir Mohammad, the 56-year-old has often voiced opinions…

The Leaderboard: Max Baucus

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Who is he? Max Baucus is currently a United States Senator from Montana, a position he has served in since 1978. Senator Baucus is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Baucus was a…