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Asian Human Rights Commission and Asian Legal Resources Centre

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: Burma/Myanmar page - Asian Human Rights Commission
Description/subject: Burma archive from 1998 - 598 items (as of May 2015), including legal analyses. on human rights in Burma.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Asian Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html. pdf
Alternate URLs: http://ahrcburmese.blogspot.com/
Date of entry/update: 06 May 2015

Individual Documents

Title: BURMA: Court issues landmark ruling on death in police custody
Date of publication: 05 December 2012
Description/subject: "In a landmark ruling, a court in Burma has rejected the police version of events that led to the death of a man in their custody, and has opened the door to a charge of murder to be brought against the officers involved. In its findings of 9 November 2012, a copy of which the Asian Human Rights Commission has obtained, the Mayangone Township Court ruled in the case of the deceased Myo Myint Swe that the death was unlikely to have been natural. Despite attempts by the police of the Bayinnaung Police Station to cover up the torture and murder of Myo Myint Swe, whom they had arrested over the death of a young woman, Judge Daw Aye Mya Theingi found that even though the investigating doctor had been equivocal about whether or not extensive external injuries caused by torture had resulted in the death, on the basis of the testimonies, written records and photographs submitted to the court, it was "difficult to conclude that the death was natural"..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 December 2012