(BosNewsLife) Burmese troops gang raped and tortured a grandmother in a church in the latest reported case of abuse by Burma’s military against the predominantly Christian Kachin minority, Christian rights activists said Monday, May 21.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an advocacy group investigating the attacks in Burma, told BosNewsLife that the grandmother of 12 was sheltering on May 1 alone in a church after other villagers had fled the country’s northernmost Kachin State near the border with China.

“Burma Army troops entered the church where they beat her with rifle butts, stabbed her with knives, stripped her naked and gang-raped her over a period of three days,” CSW said.

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