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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF THE SLOR
Subject: HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF THE SLORC IN TAUNGHU DISTRICT
Human rights violations by Slorc troops
In the area of KNU Brigade (2), Taunghu district of Pegu division;
On October 11, 1995, an old Karen woman from Baydaw kho village in Taungu
district, aged 65, was killed and beheaded by the 26th regiment commanded
by Major Aye Khaw. The same day, Saw Saw, the headman of Khaw Bu Hto
village, was also killed by the 26th Slorc regiment.
On October 20, 1995, Karen villager Saw Lu Tha, 46, and his son Saw
Joseph, 15, of Phel Thae Dae village, were killed by the 26th Slorc
regiment for unknown reasons.
On November 2, 1995, villager Saw Shee Lay of Than nar Cho village was
shot dead by the Slorc Light Infantry (34).
On November 8, 1995, villagers from Bawga Li, Kaw Soe Kho, War Tho Kho,
Kaw Thae Dae, and Kalae Soe Kho, were forced to carry ammunition and food
supplies to the Bo Sar area for the Slorc Light Infantry (440). None of
the porters have been allowed to return to their villages yet, and are still
being forced to serve the army for its construction work.
On November 11, 1995, the 55th regiment from Western Command HQs arrived
at Zayat Kyi town with porters to reinforce their forces in KNU Brigade 2.
Translation: Information Department of the ABSDF