Gen Hso Ten, released on amnesty order by President Thein Sein,has been under round-the-clock since his return to Lashio

20 October 2011
Gen Hso Ten, former leader of the”, who was released on amnesty order by President Thein Sein, on 13 October, has been under round-the-clock intelligence surveillance since his return to his Lashio home on 15 October. Agents are conspicuous at the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) office opposite his home on the Railway Station Road near the Independence monument. His home phone is also being tapped, according to sources close to his family. It is not clear whether the 75 year old Hso Ten has agreed to become a go-between between the SSA North and Naypyitaw. (SHAN)

Burma: Kachin Villagers burned alive by Burmese Soldiers

Burmese Army soldiers of 121st Light Infantry Battalion and 348th Light Infantry Regiment who were stationed in Namsan-yang Kachin Baptist Church and Buddhist Monastery ransacked, robbed and burned shops and tortured villagers in Nansan-yang. Two local residents, U Htay Maung and U Tin Win, were tortured and killed by Burmese soldiers. U Tin Win was tied before he was burned alive.

Namsan-yang villager U Tin Win was tied and burned alive by Burmese soldiers

Mr. Janghkam Naw, a 72-year-old Namsan-yang villager, was shot in his arm and leg for no reason by 3 Burmese Army soldiers while he was mending his fence on Oct 17, 2011 at 3:30pm. He was taken to Laiza hospital for treatment.

Mr. Janghkam Naw (age 72) was shot at arm and leg for no reason

Burmese Army soldiers of 121st Light Infantry Battalion held about 100 women and children as hostages in Namsan-yang Kachin Baptist Church and Buddhist Monastery.

Burmese government’s 121st Light Infantry Battalion and 348th Light Infantry Regiment later retrieved from Namsan-yang village on Oct 19, 2011, said a front line source.

A shop in Namsan-yang village was broken and robbed by Burmese soldiers
Motorbike owned by a Namsan-yang villager