The ugly face behind 'open' Myanmar's charm offensive
While surface changes in the country have seen investors rushing in, activists say there remains no rule of law and flagrant abuses of ethnic minorities and political prisoners by authorities is still commonplace
Moon Nay Li is adamant that despite all the talk of reforms there's still no rule of law to protect civilians in Myanmar. To prove her point she spreads a layer of detailed humanitarian reports, grisly photographs of dead children and single page testimonies that document the injuries, rapes, sexual abuse and tortures inflicted by the Myanmar army on civilians in Kachin State in recent months.
BY ANY OTHER NAME: Myanmar’s remaining political prisoners have been branded ‘criminals’ by the government.
Moon Nay Li is the coordinator of the Kachin Women's Association Thailand and explains that as a mother of a three year old she is shocked by what is happening in Kachin State.
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