In August and September 2009, the SPDC continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity, highlighting the urgent need for a UN Security Council-mandated Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma.
In the two-month period, the following were documented:
• Over 50 victims of extrajudicial killings by SPDC Army soldiers.
• At least 42 people subjected to forced labor.
• An additional 10,000 people forcibly displaced in attacks targeting civilians.
• At least 109 people subjected to arbitrary arrest and imprisonment.
• Widespread use of torture against 100 civilians in Shan state, three in Northern Arakan State and a foreign citizen in Rangoon.
• At least seven cases of rape and sexual violence.
• Systematic and widespread persecution of ethnic and religious communities.
• At least 13 children were recruited as child soldiers.
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