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BURMA/MYANMAR: Police tortured 13-year-old in custody, case is stalled

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Urgent Appeal Case : Soe Lin, is unable to walk without assistance because of torture by police personnel in Myaung Mya Township Police Station. On 23 July 2013, U Kyaw Wai, was murdered in the Aung Pan salt factory where he worked. Soe Lin and his father were accused of murdering the man and were arrested that day. A few days later the police also arrested, Soe Lin's Mother and 9-year-old sister were also taken to the police station for interrogation. The mother and daughter remained in custody for two days. Read More...

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Torture in Burma

Anecdotal evidence is that torture is endemic although it is not possible to document and report systematically due to prevailing conditions in the country. Torture and cruel and inhuman treatment or punishment occurs in both political and ordinary criminal cases as well as in other settings, and is practiced by the police, military intelligence officers, soldiers, prisons officers, and executive officers (such as council officials) acting in a policing capacity.

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