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Posts Tagged ‘Torture’ (47 found)

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma: January – July 2010

This report provides up-to date information on human rights violations and highlights pressing issues and trends within the country including election-related human rights violations in the pre-election period […]

September 22, 2010  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ND-Burma Releases Periodic Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) today released its latest Periodic Report documenting human rights violations in Burma from January to July of this year.

Over this period, ND-Burma has documented a total of 352 human rights violations. In the areas where cases were gathered, forced labor, confiscation or destruction of property, torture and inhumane or degrading treatment are among the most prevalent human rights violations […]

September 22, 2010  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation - Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Dossier of torture cases submitted to U.N. experts

The Asian Legal Resource Centre on Wednesday submitted a special dossier to a group of United Nations human rights experts on recent cases of extreme, prolonged torture by police officers in Burma.

The 66-page dossier, entitled “Recent complaints of extreme torture and arbitrary detention in Myanmar (Burma)”, details the cases of Phyo Wai Aung, Nyi Nyi Htun and Than Myint Aung at the hands of special units attached to the Rangoon Divisional Police Headquarters and Aungthapyay Interrogation Camp, also in Rangoon […]

August 27, 2010  •  By Asian Legal Resource Centre  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Burma

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Burma, with an estimated population of 54 million, is ruled by a highly authoritarian military regime dominated by the majority ethnic Burman group. The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), led by Senior General Than Shwe, was the country’s de facto government. Military officers wielded the ultimate authority at each level of government. […]

March 11, 2010  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

From the Tiger to the Crocodile: Abuse of Migrant Workers in Thailand

A 124-page report that is based on 82 interviews with migrants from neighboring Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. It describes the widespread and severe human rights abuses faced by migrant workers in Thailand, including killings, torture in detention, extortion, and sexual abuse, and labor rights abuses such as trafficking, forced labor, and restrictions on organizing. Download […]

February 22, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Repression of Ethnic Minority Activists in Myanmar

The 58-page report, The Repression of Ethnic Minority Activists in Myanmar, draws on accounts from more than 700 activists from the seven largest ethnic minorities, including the Rakhine, Shan, Kachin, and Chin, covering a two-year period from August 2007.

The authorities have arrested, imprisoned, and in some cases tortured or even killed ethnic minority activists. Minority groups have also faced extensive surveillance, harassment and discrimination when trying to carry out their legitimate activities. […]

February 16, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Villager killed on challenging Burmese militia

Kaowao News One person was allegedly tortured and killed by the Burmese Army after villagers questioned paying illegal taxes at high rates to the militia force in Tenasserim Division, the families of the victims said. The three villagers, from Ale Sakhan village in Yebyu Township of Tenasserim Division, had decided to risk repercussions and come […]

February 11, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤