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Shan Human Rights Foundation Monthly Reports

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Title: Farmer riding motorcycle shot dead by Burma Army patrol near China’s trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines in Kyaukme, northern Shan State
Date of publication: 16 October 2018
Description/subject: "On October 1, 2018, at about 6 pm, a 34-year-old farmer riding a motorcycle was shot and killed by a patrol of Burma Army troops from LIB 504 in Kyaukme township, northern Shan State, close to China’s trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines. The farmer, Sai Ai Htun, from Nawng Arng village, about 10 miles east of Kyaukme town, was on his way to his hill farm, when he saw a group of about 15 Burma Army soldiers from Hsipaw-based LIB 504 patrolling near the entrance of his farm. Fearful of meeting them, he turned his motorbike around and began riding away. The troops called out to him to stop, and shot after him. A bullet entered his back and killed him..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 October 2018


Title: Burma Army drones and new strategic road instil fear among IDPs on Shan-Thai border
Date of publication: 04 October 2018
Description/subject: "Burma Army use of drones for the first time near Loi Lam IDP camp on the northern Chiang Mai border, and near-completion of a new strategic road from Mong Hta to the Salween River, is instilling fear among IDPs of impending attack. On September 16, a drone was sent over this border area from the nearby Burma Army IB 293 camp. On September 23, a drone was again sent from the same camp, where the Triangle Regional Commander Brigadier General Khin Hlaing had arrived in a convoy of seven army trucks from the IB 249 base at Mong Taw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 October 2018


Title: KILLING AND TORTURE OF CIVILIANS BY BURMA ARMY IN KYAUKME AND MONG KUNG TOWNSHIPS
Date of publication: 26 March 2018
Description/subject: "On March 18, 2018, Burma Army troops from IB 23 shot dead two civilians riding a motorcycle near Wan Shwe Kyaung village, about five miles from the Upper Yeywa damsite in Kyaukme township, northern Shan State. The two men, Sai Ba, age 43, and Saw Dawna, age 29, were from Wan Shwe Kyawng, and were riding a motorcycle towards Nawng Bing village. Sai Ba was driving the motorcycle, and Sai Dawna was sitting behind him. Two other friends were riding another motorcycle behind them. At 5.30 am, when they were about half a mile from Wan Shwe Kyawng, they were shot at by five Burma Army troops sitting in a car parked at the side of the road..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: pdf (443K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.shanhumanrights.org/eng/index.php/346-killing-and-torture-of-civilians-by-burma-army-in-...
http://taifreedom.com/burmese/images/stories/2018/march/multimedia/03-26-2018%20Rights%20abuses%20i...
Date of entry/update: 05 April 2018


Title: Year’s end brings fresh attacks and human rights violations by Burma Army in all parts of Shan State
Date of publication: 26 January 2018
Description/subject: "From December 31 2017 to January 7, 2018, six Burma Army battalions under all four regional military commands in Shan State launched attacks on Shan armed groups- irrespective of whether they had signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) - and committed human rights violations against local civilians in northern, southern and eastern Shan State. Violations included torture, arbitrary arrest, forced labor, requisitioning of food and vehicles, and threats to burn down a village. On December 31, 2017 over 100 Burma Army troops of (IB) 147 and 243 under the NE Command attacked and burned down a drug rehabilitation centre run by the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) at Nam Yam about 30 miles southeast of Hsipaw town. On the same day, the troops arbitrarily arrested four civilians – badly torturing one of them - and requisitioned five local vehicles..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 April 2018


Title: Burma Army LIB 147 uses forced labor, loots food and requisitions civilian trucks during military operation against SSPP/SSA in Hsipaw
Date of publication: 04 December 2017
Description/subject: "During a military operation against the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Hsipaw at the end of November, Burma Army troops from LIB 147 used forced labor, looted food and requisitioned trucks from local villagers. On November 28, 2017, about 60 Burmese government troops from LIB 147, based at Nawng Kaw, arrived in two trucks at Bar Karng village, then continued walking to Khar Khio village, where they forced one 50-year-old villager called Loong Su to guide them to Nam Lin village (a Palaung village with about 30 households). When they arrived there, they let him return home, then slept there for one night..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 April 2018


Title: Ongoing torture, killing, arbitrary arrests during midnight raids by Burma Army in Ho Pong township
Date of publication: 21 September 2017
Description/subject: "Since the end of July 2017, Burma Army troops have continued patrolling around northern Ho Pong township, torturing, killing and arresting local civilians. Between July 31 and August 5, 2017, Burma Army troops from IB 249 and LIB 425 raided three villages in Ho Pong township, two in the middle of the night. Five villagers were beaten, and eleven villagers, including a 16-year-old schoolboy, were arrested. On July 31, a villager was shot dead by Burma Army troops of LIB 421. On September 9, troops from LIB 514 arbitrarily arrested and severely tortured a village secretary..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2017


Title: Indiscriminate Burma Army shelling, shooting cause 300 villagers to flee in Mong Yai, northern Shan State
Date of publication: 14 September 2017
Description/subject: "On September 10 at 8:00 am, a group of about 60 Burma Army troops from LIB 325 based in Mong Yai and the local Nam Pawng pro-government militia, were on patrol north of Wan Loi Yoi, Pa Karng tract, Mong Yai township, when they encountered a land mine blast. They then started indiscriminately shelling and shooting. When they heard the shelling and shooting, all the residents of Wan Loi Yoi – about 300 people from 50 houses - fled their homes in three cars and Chinese trucks. About 100 villagers fled to Wan Nam Poak (a Shan village with over 200 inhabitants) in Pa Karng village tract, taking refuge there for one day, and about 200 villagers fled into the jungle and sheltered in farm tents. Wan Loi Yoi is situated about 20 miles from Mong Yai town, in the southwest of Mong Yai township, Lashio district, northern Shan State..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2017


Title: Widespread arrests, torture, disappearance of civilians under high-level Burma Army operation in Ho Pong after fighting with NCA signatory RCSS/SSA
Date of publication: 04 August 2017
Description/subject: "During July 16-30, 2017, hundreds of Burma Army troops from at least eight battalions patrolled through three village tracts in Ho Pong township, southern Shan State, arresting and torturing civilians, in what appears to be collective punishment for an armed clash with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) in the area on July 14, 2017. The whereabouts of seven detained villagers, including a 12-year-old boy, are unknown..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2017


Title: Killing, Gang-rapge and forced relocation in Shan State - Shan Human Rughts Foundation Monthly Report for January 2012
Description/subject: Commentary: No Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Person... Rape and killing in Kun-Hing... Extrajudicial killing in Murng-Yai... Extrajudicial killing in Tang-Yarn... Random shelling kills 4 monks, damages a monastery, in Murng-Su... Women detained and gang-raped for 5 days, causing death, in Tang-Yarn... Gang-Rape, beating, forced labour and extortion, in Kun-Hing... Random shooting, severe beating, cultural discrimination, in Kun-Hing... Severe beating, causing serious injuries, in Murng-Nai... A displaced villager severely beaten in Murng-Sart... Civilian porters severely beaten up, forced to stay in the rain all night, in Murng-Kerng... Beating of farming couple in Murng-Kerng... Forced relocations of Lahu communities in Murng-Sart
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 October 2015