Extreme Measures

Media Advisory
Launch of New Report Documenting Torture and Ill-Treatment in Burma since the 2010 Elections

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) will be releasing a new report documenting the Government of Burma’s use of torture and ill treatment against its own people since the November 2010 elections.

When: Thursday 31 May at 10:30am
Where: The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
(connected to the BTS Skytrain Chidlom station)

The report, “Extreme Measures: Torture and Ill-Treatment in Burma since the 2010 Elections”, documents 83 cases of torture and ill treatment that have taken place in detention centers where political prisoners are interrogated and held, and in ethnic nationality areas where the Burma Army is actively engaged in armed conflict.

Despite being bound by international human rights treaties and norms, Burma has no domestic legislation or independent judiciary, and an ineffective human rights commission that cannot address such violations. Torture and ill treatment are committed with impunity – a climate that poses a significant hurdle for Burma’s democratic transition.

A panel of speakers from ND-Burma member organizations will present the overall findings of the report and explain the nature of these violations with regards to political prisoners as well as ethnic nationality communities, especially women and children.

The speakers will be:
Twan Zaw (All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress)
Min Min (Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma)
Hkawng Seng Pan (Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand)

For more information, please contact:
Twan Zaw: +66816808934 or twanzaw@gmail.com
Moon Nay Li: +66856251912 or moonnayli@gmail.com

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