Junta Coerces Detained Women to Confess to Sexual Relations With Leaders of the Saffron Revolution

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Democratic Voice of Burma


DVB reported that two of the women detained were put under duress by the Home Affairs Ministry to confess to having improper relationships with the monks who led the Saffron Revolution and the Patta-nikkujanna against the junta. They were promised monetary incentives to become prosecutor witnesses to testify against the monks.

DVB interviewed Ma Ohnmar, a member of the opposition party National League for Democracy, to confirm this information and also about her experience as a detainee; she was arrested on the 25th of September and was only released a few days ago.