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BURMA/MYANMAR: Police and village leaders torture a villager without apparent reason

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Urgent Appeal Case : On 2 July 2014 around 2 p.m., Thet Paing Tun, who lives in Paybingyi village in Kangyi Daunk Township, was returning from the paddy field where he works. He stopped to watch a billiards game in the village. While he was there, U Htay Hlaing, a 100 household head (a high-level municipality officer), and two other men arrived. They proceeded to handcuff and arrest Thet Paing Tun. 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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