An Asian human rights group says the rights situation in Burma is deteriorating due to the lack of a fair legal system.
The Hong-Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission said in a report released Tuesday that human rights in Burma reached a new low point last year.
The group highlighted the case of Ma Su Su Nwe who was jailed in October after she became the first person to win a lawsuit against the government for forced labor.
The rights group says local authorities and police throughout the country engage in what it calls "thuggery and coercion."
It says Burmese citizens have no possibility to challenge rights violations anywhere in the country.