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Burmese Government Troops again shell Civilian Area, Commit other Human Rights Abuses in Ke See Township

By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  October 22, 2014

location of shelling and abuses by burma army oct 12-18 2014_eng1During October 12-18, 2014, the Burmese government troops continued to commit abuses against civilians during their ongoing offensive against the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (a.k.a Shan State Army-North or SSA-N) in Ke See Township, central Shan State. SHRF has documented the arrest and torture of five villagers, as well as “house arrest” of seven women and girls, including a heavily pregnant woman. On October 13, shells were again fired into a civilian area, damaging housing and killing livestock, and causing over 180 villagers to seek shelter in a local temple.

The shelling and abuses took place in villages which lie in an area from which the SSPP/SSA were ordered to withdraw on October 8, 2014 by the Kholam-based Burma Army’s Central Eastern Command. The SSPP/SSA has refused to withdraw, since this area has been under their jurisdiction for decades, and the current Burma Army operations and pressure to move are in violation of their ceasefire agreement […]

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Sai Hor Hseng               66:  (0) 93-264-9487 (Shan, English)
Nang Kwarn Lake       66: (0) 84-668-0984 (Burmese, English)

Download the full press release in English here.

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ ျမန္မာဘာသာကို ဤေနရာတြင္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ရယူႏိုင္ပါသည္။

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ ရွမ္းဘာသာကို ဤေနရာတြင္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ရယူႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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