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Burma Army Shelling of Villages, Torture, Looting Cause 2,000 Villagers to Flee Their Homes Near Chinese Pipelines in N. Shan State

By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014
An update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation:

Burma Army shelling of villages, torture, looting cause 2,000 villagers to flee their homes near Chinese pipelines in N. Shan State

Over 1,000 Burmese government troops fired shells and sprayed gunfire into villages in Nawng Khio township, severely tortured a villager, and looted livestock, causing about 2,000 villagers from eleven villages to flee their homes on March 1-2, 2014. This took place only 10 miles from China’s oil and gas pipelines, which traverse Burma including northern Shan State.

The detailed update in English can be downloaded here
It can also be viewed on Shan Human Rights Foundation website

For further information, contact:

Sai Hor Hseng              66: (0) 85-869-4341    (Shan, English)
Nang Kwarn Lake        66: (0) 93-297-7754 /  66: (0) 84-668-0984   (Burmese, English)

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