Myanmar Military 'tortures Civilians': Human Rights Group
A rights group said on Monday, Myanmar security forces "systematically" torture civilians in conflict-racked Kachin state. The statement was made on the third anniversary of renewed fighting between government forces ethnic minority insurgents in the northern state. The Bangkok-based Fortify Rights group said it interviewed 78 survivors and witnesses of torture perpetrated by Myanmar's army, police and military intelligence agency. Victims reported abuses that included stabbings, beatings and having wire tied around their necks.