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Myanmar: Investigate Police Use of Force in Karenni State

Expand Police carry away a protester in Karenni State on February 12, 2019. © 2019 Private (Bangkok) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately investigate the alleged excessive use of force by police against protesters in Karenni State and hold those responsible for abuses to account, Human Rights Watch said today. On February 12, 2019, police fired rubber bullets and water cannon at ethnic Karenni youth who attempted to move beyond police barricades, injuring more than 20 protesters. Since February 1, police have arrested 55 people in the Karenni state capital for protesting against the…

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