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BURMA/MYANMAR: Military attempting to cover-up journalist’s death in custody

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Urgent Appeal Case : Par Gyi, a 49-year-old freelance journalist, and former bodyguard of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, travelled to Kyaikmayaw town, Mon State, to reporting on recent conflicts between the Burmese army and Kayan rebels in the area. In end September 2014, he disappeared. 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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