Burma's human minesweepers

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  1. B_Marius567

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    Burma's military is forcing prisoners to work as porters and as 'human mine sweepers' in conflict zones ... according to Human Rights Watch.

    In a 70-page report, Human Rights Watch documents Burma's army using convicts as "human pack mules" in conflicts against ethnic rebels.

    It has called for a United Nations led inquiry into allegations of torture, summary execution and forcing convicts to carry heavy equipment through heavily-mined areas.

    Presenter: Sen Lam
    Speaker: Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director, Human Rights Watch
    Radio Australia:Asia Pacific:Story:Burma's army uses convicts as 'human mine sweepers' - HRW

    THIS IS A NEW LOW!!!
     
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    But they're using convicted criminals so that's alright is what the Burmese gov't says...

    Glad they ain't my gubmint looking at the list of "charges". Note that they're not using political prisoners for this as they're too well connected!

    Aung San Suu Kyi's "letters" book was inspirational.
     
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