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‘I thought I would die.’ Myanmar protesters describe torture they suffered in detention

The 19-year-old’s eyes are so swollen he cannot open them properly. His face is marked with big purple welts and bruises. Etched into his shoulders and back are long, dark lacerations that have yet to heal over — wounds, he said, that were inflicted when Myanmar military officers who had detained him whipped him repeatedly with cable wires.

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