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

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