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The Coup Military Council issued a statement that more sexual assaults on women...

The coup military council has been accused of using sexual abuse as a weapon to intimidate women who are actively fighting against the military dictatorship, according to women's rights activists. The council has issued a statement acknowledging that sexual assaults on women were committed intentionally.


A joint statement from the Coordinating Committee on Gender Policy, the National Unity Government, the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children, and the National Unity Consultative Council reported that at least 122 women had been sexually assaulted by military coup members. The statement also indicated that 483 women were killed and 3,125 women were unjustly arrested due to the violence of the military council. Moreover, 11 people have been sentenced to death, and 15 people have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Women's rights activists have pointed out that the military council is increasingly committing such sexual assaults intentionally, citing the gang-rape of three women by terrorist soldiers in the Tar Tai village massacre as strong evidence.

In response, the Coordinating Committee on Gender Policy, the National Unity Government, the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children, and the National Unity Consultative Council have pledged to continue their efforts to bring justice to the women who have been subjected to such violations of their rights.


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