Ethnic Padaung villagers of Ho Ha, in Ho Mong township, southern Shan State, were confined in their village for three days after Burmese Army soldiers attacked the nearby base of a Shan ceasefire group earlier this week.
On October 26, 2013, about 30 Burmese troops from Light Infantry Battalion 287, led by Major Min Zaw Lin, fired 60 mm mortar shells at Tab Kawng Hsarng, a base of the Shan State Army- South (SSA-S). The Burmese troops then stationed themselves in Wan Ho Ha village, about two kilometers from Tab Kawng Hsarng, restricting the residents from leaving the village for three days. The villagers were not allowed to carry out their livelihoods, and their children were not allowed to go to school at a nearby village. Read More.....
Burmese government troops use villagers as human shields after attacks against ceasefire group in central Shan State
On October 13, 2013, Burmese government troops forced 18 villagers to walk between them as human shields while returning to their base, after attacking a Shan ceasefire group in Kunhing, close to the Salween River, in central Shan State.
About 80 Burmese troops from Light Infantry Battalion 150, based at Mong Zarng, 30 miles north of Kunhing, had attacked the Shan State Army-South during October 10 to 12, firing mortar shells and causing over 100 people from the village of Paeng Ner, southeast of Kunhing, to flee their homes. The name of the commanding officer of the Burmese troops was Than Hlaing Soe. Read more...
Civilian vehicles forced to accompany Burmese military as shields along Muse-Namkham road
On September 12, 2013, about 60 civilian vehicles were forced to accompany Burmese troops travelling from Muse to Namkham.
On that day, at around 7.30 pm, about 6 trucks carrying Burmese troops were driving from Muse to Namkham. When they reached the village of Wan Nawng Kharng, near the Asia World checkpoint, several bombs exploded and there were gun shots.
Urgent update on the human rights situation in Shan Sate (Burma)
Over 1,000 flee Burma Army abuses in new operations against Shan State Army-North
Atrocities by Burmese troops in a new military operation against the Shan State Army North (SSA-N) have caused over 1,000 villagers, from 16 villages in Tangyan, to flee from their homes during the past two weeks.
Since February, thousands of Burmese troops and artillery have been deployed to pressure the SSA-N to withdraw from its territories along the Salween River, near Tangyan. There have been armed clashes, and Burmese troops have been laying land mines and committing human rights violations against local civilians. Read more......