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Myanmar gays to sue police for assault and harassment

LGBT rights activists in Myanmar have announced plans to sue the police force after a group of 12 Burmese cross dressing gay men were stripped and harassed after being arrested by police.

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26th July 2013 12:26

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Burmese LGBT rights activists have announced they will take Myanmar Police to court after a group of 12 cross dressing gay men were allegedly stripped and assaulted after being arrested while being in a known meeting place for LGBT people.

The arrests took place on July 6 near Mandalay’s Sedona Hotel and the city’s historic moat in an area which has been claimed by the local LGBT community.

Equality Myanmar told The Irrawady magazine they plan to move a case against the police before the end of July.

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