Day: October 24, 2011
Human Rights Violations in Shan State Update
|Monday, 24 October 2011 12:10|
On 1 October, Capt. Yata Oo and his 20 Burmese soldiers from LIB 332 stationing in Wan Yeung base forced the villagers of Wan Yeung village tract Laikha Township to provide them bamboos and posts for their base’s fence. The villagers were ordered to compete the construction of fence within that day.
On 7 September, 48 Burmese soldiers from LIB 515 based in Laikha Township demanded 1.5 baskets of rice worth 42500 kyat, 9 meat-cans worth 9000 kyat from the villagers of Nwang Len village, Panglong Township. They also looted 4 viss of fresh fish worth 4000 kyat and 1.5 baskets of rice worth 42500 kyat from the villagers of Nam Nwang village, Nwang village tract too.
On 10 September, 30 Burmese soldiers from LIB 513 demanded 100,000 kyat in cash from Nwang Len village tract to pay them by 11 September.
On 11 October, 40 Burmese soldiers from LIB 510 led by Lt. Col. Tin Oo entered Nam Aw village, Pansat village tract, Murng Kerng Twonshp and took a rest there. At 9 pm, one of Burmese soldiers raped a 18 year old girl, daughter of Loon Kya and Pa Nang.
On 12 September, Burmese soldiers from Kho Mai base under LIB 578 based in Larng Khur Township ordered local villagers of Wan Zit village tract to provide them 100 bamboos and 500 wooden posts with 5 feet long. The bamboos and the posts had to bring to the base by 13 September or the villagers would be faced the fierce punishment. source taifreedom
Burma Army soldiers gang-raped and killed 9 Chinese women
Nine Chinese women were gang-raped and killed by Burma Army soldiers during its offensive against the Kachin Independence Army in Northern Shan State, witnesses said.
These serious human rights abuses occurred at Shau Haw Village, near Mongpaw, in Northern Shan State, after a government army column arrived in the village, said villagers.
The crimes were committed by troops from the Kutkai-based Military Strategy No. 1, under Lashio-based Northeastern Regional Command, said villagers.
On Oct. 22, six other Chinese women, from Ni Shang Hu village, near Mongpaw, were detained as porters by Burmese troops of the Lashio-based Light Infantry Battalion No. 522, villagers said.
At the same time, animals belonging to villagers were also slaughtered by those Burmese troops, added villagers.
China transports Burmese troops inside its border to fight KIA
The Chinese army secretly transported dozens of Burmese troops inside its border on Friday morning to fight against the Kachin Independence Army, which is resisting an offensive by Burmese troops, said witnesses.
According to eyewitnesses, about 30 Chinese military trucks secretly transported Burmese troops from the Chinese border- trade city of Ruili (Shweli) to Jang Hkawng, another border town close to Loije on the Burmese side.
Only two or three trucks in the military convoy were carrying Chinese troops and the rest carried Burmese troops, added witnesses.
The aim is to recapture two posts which recently fell to the KIA at Jan Mai and Maw Shwi, near Loije, border-based military observers said.
At the same time, over 2,000 Chinese troops have arrived on the Burma border, where KIA strongholds have been positioned since early this month, said people on the border.
Chinese soldiers take military exercises in Jang Hkawng every afternoon from 4 pm to 6 pm, said eyewitnesses. kng news