Archive for the ‘various’ Category
Child/forced/slave labour, systematic sexual violence and human trafficking
Forced labour, human trafficking, and child labour are common. The military is also notorious for rampant use of sexual violence as an instrument of control, including allegations of systematic rapes and taking of sex slaves by the military, a practice continuing as of 2012.
Internet in Burma
In Burma, Internet access for the public is less than 1%, through Internet cafes. The activities of these institutions is highly regulated. There is censorship, and the authorities take the opportunity to view e-mail and posts in the Internet blogs. At least two Myanmar blogger were sent to prison. One of them, known under the name of Zarganar, was sentenced to 59 years of prison for publishing a video of destruction caused by the “Nargis” Cyclone in 2008, but have been released in October 12, 2011.