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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... reports of widespread abuse, including the case of an Indonesian maid who allegedly endured months of torture by her Hong Kong boss. Myanmar- which only last year passed a law that allowed its ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... the Myanmese military has burned churches and destroyed villages, activists say. The human rights group Fortify Rights recently alleged that the military had tortured more than 60 civilians there in the past three years. The government has denied the torture allegations. Meanwhile, the country's political situation has become complicated by the rise of a movement of extreme Buddhist ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... against a new law that curbs protests. All the while, members of the prisoners' association race to document the previous junta's crimes, including their own torture in prison. ... into Asia's last frontier market may be temporary. "Military leaders were responsible for atrocities," said Saw Thet Tun. "People were killed and tortured. Lives were broken. We need ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Win Tin, who died at 84, a warrior for freedom to the end

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14am by AP

    ... torture at the hands of the authorities was routine. From 1996 he was also kept in solitary confinement, allowed only fleeting visits from family every two weeks. On the day of his release he ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar releases 41 political prisoners in government amnesty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... activists, journalists, politicians and even comedians, were under detention. Many were subjected to torture. A committee appointed by Thein Sein assesses the cases of remaining detainees ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ex-Myanmar spy chief Khin Nyunt and his victims re-evaluate their lives

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... a former junta leader whose intelligence apparatus jailed and tortured thousands of pro-democracy activists like Than Htay who stood against their rule. Now he runs a small art gallery that opened ... to an anti-government militia. He spent five years in detention, where he said he was blindfolded, beaten with clubs, kicked and tortured with electric shocks. Khin Nyunt became the junta's prime minister ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN urges Myanmar to give Rohingya Muslims citizenship

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:08pm by Associated Press in United Nations

    ... and other forms of sexual violence and torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, as well as violations of international humanitarian law, and urges the government of Myanmar to step up its ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees political prisoners as Obama arrives in town

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 02:32pm

    ... trumped-up charges and convicted in secret courts on flimsy evidence or confessions extracted under torture. A former member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, he was arrested ... officers forced him to watch the torture of his co-accused, said his lawyer. “I know they freed us just because of President Obama’s trip,” Yan Shwe, who was convicted with Myint Aye, said ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi makes symbolic debut at Myanmar army parade

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... remained “fond” of the army, despite a litany of allegations it has committed rights abuses in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts, including rape and torture in the northern state of Kachin. ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi draws rare rancour over Myanmar mine report

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:35am

    ... than 15 years kept her under house arrest and jailed and tortured hundreds of her allies. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, which re-elected Suu Kyi as its leader ...




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