Kayin State has been suffering from on-going conflicts between armed groups and the government. These conflicts have resulted in many injuries from land-mines and very poor living conditions especially in remote villages where malaria and diarrhoea have been difficult to treat due to lack of basic health care.
At least 150 people have been executed in Pakistan since December 2014, when the government lifted a moratorium on executions in place since 2008. This represents a major step backwards in Pakistan's record on human rights. And this morning Aftab Bahadur was executed. His petition, alleging his juvenile status at the time of the crime and torture while in custody to extract a confession, was not given due consideration.