Myanmar’s Chin state: Torture and rape allegations against the military

Myanmar’s military junta government is facing an armed challenge to its rule in several parts of the country. In the Chin state in the west of Myanmar, ethnic resistance groups have managed to push the military junta out of several areas near the country’s western border and battles are currently raging as they fight to gain control of more territory. The BBC has had rare access to the state and has seen evidence of how the Burmese army have launched a campaign of torture, abduction and murder to stop youngsters from joining rebel fighters. Myanmar’s military is yet to respond to the BBC’s questions about these allegations.

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