Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma: January – December 2016

ND-Burma’s report on the human rights situation in Burma for the first half of 2016 flagged a sharp rise in the number of human rights violations being committed in Burma/Myanmar, with 98 recorded in total. Sadly, ND-Burma recorded an almost identical number of human rights violations in the second half of the year, bringing the total number to 154, almost double the amount recorded in 2015 (84).

Torture remains the most common human rights violation, with 67 cases recorded in 2016 compared to 26 in 2015. Killings were once again the second most common human rights violation with 28 cases recorded, compared to 11 in 2015.

The number of arbitrary arrests (12) and instances of destruction of property (11) are also high as these human rights violations often accompany outbreaks of conflict.

Download full report in English HERE.

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