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JAN 14, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Myanmar still uses rape as weapon of war: women's group

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and girls raped by the army since a 2010 election brought about a nominally civilian government that has pursued rapprochement with the West. The group said the situation showed the need for legal reform in Myanmar, also known as Burma, and for changes to a 2008 constitution to ensure that the military is placed under civilian control. No one was immediately available for comment at Myanmar's presidency or Defence Ministry. The report from ... Read More

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