Myanmar: Lack of security in counter-insurgency areas

Index Number: ASA 16/007/2002

This report summarizes Amnesty International’s findings about human rights violations committed by the Myanmar army against civilians, including extrajudicial executions; torture; forced labour; land confiscation made in the context of violent threats; and threatening demands for money and food. In addition the document contains two cases of forced conscription of children as soldiers, in one case by the tatmadaw and in the other by the SSA-South. It covers violations which occurred from early 2001 to early 2002.

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