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New Reports of Torture in Myanmar

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Police officers arrest a protester during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021.  © 2021 Aung Kyaw Htet / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images “They placed a plastic bag over my head to suffocate me. They did this three times…. They held mock executions.… They pointed a rifle at me and pulled the trigger repeatedly.” This is how a detainee in Myanmar, recently released after arrest for anti-junta protests earlier this year, described to Human Rights Watch some of the torture tactics that Myanmar soldiers used during an interrogation…

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