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BURMA/MYANMAR: Police torture husband and pregnant wife who dies in custody


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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that police in the delta region of Burma in 2013 detained and tortured a young couple over an alleged theft, resulting in the death in custody of the wife, who was pregnant at the time. Although the police were investigated and subject to action under a police disciplinary law, before a police tribunal, they were not subjected to any criminal inquiry or prosecution in an ordinary court, and have returned to their jobs. Read More...

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