Evidence of Crimes in Burma
The Burmese military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), continues to exercise dictatorial control over the lives of the people of Burma as it has done with impunity for over forty years. The junta routinely employs torture, rape, slavery, murder, and mass imprisonment as tools with which to consolidate its power and silence any dissent. These acts go far beyond a repudiation of democracy; they are criminal violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. The following evidence illustrates how the SPDC has routinely flouted international law and subjected the Burmese people to a brutal regime, which has made Burma one of the most insecure countries in the world.