This report was researched and written by Zunetta Liddell, research associate for Human Rights Watch/Asia. Joy Ezeilo provided valuable legal research and information. Sidney Jones and Cynthia Brown edited the report and Paul Lall provided production assistance.

Information in this report was gathered over a period of five years, and many people inside Burma and outside the country provided assistance and information. The author wishes to thanks them all.

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