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BURMA/MYANMAR: Twenty-one more farmers falsely convicted for pursuing their land rights

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Military soldiers are seen evicting the farmers from their land. Photo credit: Ko Win Aung and Tin Myo

Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that twenty-one more farmers from Kanbalu Township have been convicted regarding an attempt to defend their rights to their land, with sentences ranging from 3 months to 4 years. More farmers are being prosecuted this month and others are still facing trials. Read More...

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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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