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Still torture and robbing in Ta’ang areas

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In the end of August, 2012 the Burmese military troops of ILB.501 based in Kyawkmae, loot U Kun Ahsein’s pickled tea leaves(500 viss), rice (15 bags) and destroyed households in Pan Swe village, Manton Township, Northern Shan State, Burma.

The incident took place after the military troops tortured U Kun Ahsin and his son on August 15, 2012. The victims were afraid to stay at the village and fled to other places.

The reason of the incident was the military regime’s suspicion on U Kun Ahsin to be connected with ethnic armed groups because he was a former Palaung State Liberation Army. Even though, the military troops carried out random searches on U Kun Ahsin’s house 3 times during two months. They found nothing as a local resident said.

According to a former PSLA, since the beginning of 2012, Burmese military troops used to interrogate all former PSLA. Whenever the patrolling saw any kind of evidence, such as old uniforms, logos and other utensils, the military troops treated the residents with rude words and arrested the former PSLA.

As a result, most of all former PSLA, who already disarmed to the Burmese military in 2005, are fleeing from their native lands to somewhere to hide and avoid the soldiers’ persecution.

During 2012, these incidents happened frequently by the Burmese Military, who are patrolling in Ta’ang areas. They loot local people’s ancestral inheritance, steal belongings from local households and torture local residents.



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