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Myanmar: human rights situation has ‘morphed into a never-ending nightmare,’ says Türk
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Heavy weapons are today causing a majority of civilian deaths as the military has increasingly directed its war planes at towns and cities. In January 2024 alone, 145 out of 232 verified civilian deaths - over 60 per cent - were attributable to these airstrikes and artillery attacks. Over half of th
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  • Heavy weapons are today causing a majority of civilian deaths as the military has increasingly directed its war planes at towns and cities. In January 2024 alone, 145 out of 232 verified civilian deaths - over 60 per cent - were attributable to these airstrikes and artillery attacks. Over half of those victims were women or children. This is horrif...
  • In Shan, Rakhine, and Kachin States in particular, the military appears again to be provoking inter-ethnic tensions by employing ultra-nationalist militias and forcibly recruiting members of ethnic communities to attack others.
  • The military’s announcement in early February of a military service law under which all men 18-35 and women aged 18-27 could be subjected to mandatory conscription without any appeal process is extremely worrying and symbolic of the absence of the rule of law

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