According to a 2006 Human Rights Watch report, the SPDC is only one of three governments to use anti-personnel mines on a regular basis. Of those three (the other two being
Although their use is purportedly to aid in defense, most landmine casualties or deaths are inflicted upon innocent civilians. Farming has become a life-threatening occupation. The SPDC regularly imposes forced relocations to control and amass the people and will place landmines throughout the village areas to prevent IDPís from returning home. As none of the landmine locations are ever documented, these same civilians are then used as human minesweepers to clear safe areas for the SPDC troops.
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