The situation of human rights in Myanmar is abysmal: According to a 2009 Human Rights Watch report, about 2,100 persons are imprisoned for political reasons. Any individual can be jailed for being (allegedly) disloyal to the regime. Forced labour, child labour (children are often forcibly recruited as soldiers) and the displacement of whole villages happen on a frequent basis, especially in areas populated by ethnic minorities. The army is accused of torture, murder, rape and arbitrary detentions. The freedom of religion is not respected either: Even though provided for in the 2008 constitution, the military junta often discriminates against Christians and other religious minorities.