Myanmar Now speaks to Yu Lwin Aung of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission.
The MNHRC officials had been under intense criticism for their handling of a high-profile case where two young maids were allegedly tortured and abused by their employers.
Rangoon Division’s Border and Security Affairs Minister said that punitive action would be taken against police accused of failing to protect the victims in the Ava tailor abuse case.
Six members of a family accused of severely abusing two young housemaids at their tailor shop in downtown Rangoon made their first court appearance today.
Recent revelations about severe abuses inflicted on two young housemaids have highlighted the need for better protection of the rights of girls and women.
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