Myanmar still using rape as weapon of war -women's group

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 14 Jan 2014 View Original
  • Reports says more than 100 rapes documented

  • Many attacks were gang rapes, 28 women died - group

  • Washington calls on Myanmar to investigate

  • Myanmar government denies allegations (Adds comment from U.S. State Department)

By David Brunnstrom

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A women's group says that Myanmar's military 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.

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