Monday, October 22, 2007

Female Detainees Sexually Harrassed

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

21st October 2007

More than 100 women remain in custody since the crackdown on protesters started in the last week of September, said detainees who have been released. Among those arrested were women from the provinces who were staying as guests in the monasteries which were raided; they were in Rangoon to seek medical treatment.

Those released also told DVB that the authorities were using two methods of interrogating the women; they were either being severely beaten or sexually harrassed. DVB is expected to release detailed accounts from the women soon, along with the names of the those who were responsible for the abuse.

For the list of women who are still in custody, please follow this link:

Related Reports:
On October 17, RFA released a news report about the way women in custody were treated by their jailers. Read the report here:

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