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Burma: Group of gay men to sue police following arrest

in MYANMAR, 26/07/2013

Lawyers for several gay men in Burma say they will being legal proceedings against the police after the men were arrested earlier this month.

According to the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the men, who were wearing women’s clothing, were rounded up having gathered near an historic moat, also a popular gay hotspot, in the centre of Mandalay, Burma’s second city.

“We have to do this because the police mistreated the detainees, which is beyond the limits of their responsibilities,” said Aung Myo Min, director of Equality Myanmar, a separate group that promotes LGBT rights.

Police officers allegedly beat the detainees and forced them to do frog jumps and act as though they were walking on a catwalk, before being put into cells for about four hours.

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