December 9, 2013


This report was researched and written by a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. It was edited and reviewed by Joseph Amon, director of the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Shantha Rau Barriga, director of the Disability Rights Division; Bede Sheppard, deputy director of the Children’s Rights Division; Phil Robertson, deputy director of the Asia division; a researcher in the Women’s Rights Division; James Ross, legal and policy director; and Danielle Haas, senior editor in Program, also reviewed the report. They are all with Human Rights Watch. Joao Bieber provided research support. Production assistance was provided by Grace Choi, director of publications; Kathy Mills, publications specialist; and Fitzroy Hepkins, administrative manager.

Human Rights Watch is deeply grateful to the many individuals who shared their knowledge and experiences with us. Without their testimony this report would not be possible.