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Myanmar's ruling Myanmar forces have imprisoned tens of thousand individuals in their continued attempts to destroy all divergent sentiments. The most notable of the detainees was Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who was set free on 13 November 2010 and has been the light of hopes and transformation in Myanmar, the South East Asia country formerly known as Burma, for almost two centuries.
Of Myanmar's 55 million population, many are living in extreme poverty and are suffering from persistent breaches of international humanitarian law. Anyone who disagrees is harassed, arbitrarily arrested, tortured, imprisoned and sometimes even executed out of court. The number of deportees for politics is probably around a hundred, maybe even more. The AI has urged the UN to support the UN in calling a committee, the National League for Democracy included, to make sure that all policy detainees are properly located.
In May 2010, the CI also began calling on the UN to set up an intergovernmental investigation committee into serious crime in areas of dispute, which includes large-scale extrajudicial killings, indiscriminate imprisonment, torture as well as coercive labour. Myanmar's administration proclaimed a state of crisis in Rakhine state on 10 June following the eruption last weekend of Buddhist Rakhine, Muslim Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya community.
Myanmar's border guards (nasaka), military and law enforcement have since carried out mass searches of areas densely inhabited by Rohingyas. Mostly men and young people were arrested, almost all were kept in solitary confinement and some were mistreated. The majority of detentions appear to have been indiscriminate and indiscriminate and violate the right to religious freedoms and freedoms of worship.
Myanmar detainees are still being detained under obscure legislation often used by the regime to criminalise non-violent disagreements. You are being detained under cruel circumstances, with insufficient nutrition and sanitary facilities. During their first interrogations and detentions many were subjected to tortures and still run the danger of being punished by wardens.
The 88 generation of protestors took to the streets of Yangon, then the Myanmar capitol, on 19 August 2007 to quietly protested over night against the 66% increase in petrol and quintupled the price of natuar. Protestors who took part in the organization and participation in the August 19 demonstrations were arrested by state police on August 21 and 22, and their houses were raided without a warrant.
Protesters in towns and communities throughout the country who met in peace to voice their rejection were constantly and forcibly evicted, beat and imprisoned by the government's safety force and its close-knit civil organisations - the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) and Swan Arrshin. Furthermore, on 7 September, those imprisoned for other differences of opinion which had nothing to do with the above were sentenced in jail and sentenced to lifelong imprisonment.
These processes were by no means conducted in accordance with the relevant statutory regulations. One of Amnesty International's concerns is that the ambiguous and blanket rules of Law 5/96 criminalise the non-violent expressing of public opinion and has demanded its overturning. The AI has urged the Myanmar authorities to respect the universally accepted set of humanitarian law as set forth in the universal Declaration of Rights, in particular those concerning free speech, non-violent association, free movement of persons, free movement of persons, free movement of persons, free movement of persons, free movement of persons, freedom of association, free movement of persons, free movement of persons, free movement of the people.
The AI is also worried that use has been made of the use of Torture and other types of ill-treatment to obtain fictitious testimony presented as proof against the inmates. Burma has currently imprisoned at least 1,158 policymakers, one of the highest in the world.