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USCIRF says Myanmar must ‘control’ its military

A new, critical report on religious freedoms in Myanmar (also known as Burma) by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom says the major challenge facing Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is “bringing the military under civilian control”.

The report says the Burmese Army, which, due to constitutional provisions, is beyond civilian control, has “desecrated, damaged and destroyed churches [and] continues to perpetrate grave human rights violations with near total impunity, including sexual violence in church compounds and torture of pastors”.

Hidden Plight – Christian Minorities in Burma, which focused on the state of religious freedom for “some of the most marginalized populations in Myanmar: the predominantly Christian Chin, Naga and Kachin,” documents incidents of intimidation and violence against Christians, forced relocation of and destruction of Christian cemeteries, attacks on churches and an ongoing campaign of coerced conver…