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AHRC: Myanmar police torture gays

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The Asian Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a statement condemning the alleged torture of gay and transgender people by police in Myanmar. 

The Hong Kong-based group said it has been following with concern news of the police targeting of gay and transgender people in Myanmar, and has recently obtained detailed information on a number of cases of alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of people on the grounds of sexual orientation. 

The AHRC statement singled out the situation in Mandalay where police have been conducting an operation against gay and transgender people congregating in certain public places in the city in recent weeks. 

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