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Non-ILO Reports on forced labour, including forced portering, in Mon State

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Title: Land confiscation and the business of human rights abuse in Thaton District
Date of publication: 02 April 2009
Description/subject: "While the SPDC and DKBA have both continued to utilise forced labour and extortion as means of financing local operations in Thaton, these two groups have also employed other, separate exploitive practices. The SPDC has confiscated large tracts of land belonging to local villagers and then sold it to the Max Myanmar Company for use in rubber cultivation. The DKBA, for its part, has used forced labour, arbitrarily detained and beaten villages and has also required Thaton villagers to buy calendars and religious photographs of DKBA leaders. This report documents abuses between September 2008 and January 2009..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group Field Reports (KHRG #2009-F6)
Format/size: html, pdf (6582KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/khrg09f6.pdf
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2009


Title: Villagers responses to forced labour, torture and other demands in Thaton District
Date of publication: 02 October 2008
Description/subject: "From February to July 2008, SPDC and DKBA forces operating in Thaton District continued to demand forced labour, extort money and threaten villagers as punishment for allegations that villagers had contacted KNU/KNLA personnel. In addition, the destruction wrought by Cyclone Nargis on Thatons infrastructure and crops has added to the struggles of villagers. Despite such hardships, villagers in these communities continue to test and refine strategies to resist abuse by the SPDC and DKBA. Both local and international humanitarian and development agencies should increase efforts to support these villager-based resistance strategies, enabling villagers to claim their rights..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group Field Reports (KHRG #2008-F14)
Format/size: html, pdf (673 KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/khrg08f14.pdf
Date of entry/update: 01 November 2009