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Dead Men Walking: Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma

By Human Rights Watch and Karen Human Rights Group  •  July 12, 2011

This 70-page report details abuses against convict porters including summary executions, torture, and the use of the convicts as “human shields.” The military should stop forcibly recruiting prisoners as porters and mistreating them, and those responsible for ordering or participating in such treatment should be prosecuted, Human Rights Watch and the Karen Human Rights Group said.

Download the full report here.

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