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Human Rights Violations Perpetrated Against the Chin in Burma (March 2011 – March 2013)

By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  April 8, 2013

In recent months, various representatives of President Thein Sein’s ‘reformist’ government have referred to human rights violations as ‘past mistakes’, or as ‘in the past’ in meetings with visiting delegations. However, to date the government has failed to conduct any fully independent or impartial investigations into such alleged abuses, nor held perpetrators to account. Documentation from human rights groups shows that in fact, serious human rights violations continue across the country under President Thein Sein’s government, with particularly severe consequences for ethnic and religious minorities. For the predominantly Christian Chin people, this includes violations of religious freedom, forced labour, sexual violence, and extra-judicial killing, despite the fact that a ceasefire between armed resistance group the Chin National Front (CNF) and the government is holding. See an unofficial translation of the ceasefire agreement here.

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