Army is using rape as weapon of war
A women's group says Myanmar's army is using rape as a weapon of war in border regions, where troops are struggling to put down ethnic insurgencies.
The Women's League of Burma released a report Tuesday documenting more than 100 rapes in dozens of townships since President Thein Sein took the reins of the new, nominally civilian government nearly three years ago.
Nearly half were gang rapes and 28 of the women were killed or died of their injuries, said Tin Tin Nyo, the group's general secretary. She warned little will change until the government amends the 2008 Constitution, which gives the military the right to independently administer all its affairs.
Ye Htut, a government spokesman, could not be reached for comment.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more World News