October 10th, 2014

Heavy shelling during renewed Burma Army offensive causes civilian deaths and further displacement of hundreds in central Shan State

Burma Army operations against the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army in central Shan State since early October have caused widespread damage, loss of civilian lives, and further displacement of hundreds of villagers in Ke See township.

Between October 2-4, 2014, deploying a combined force of nine battalions with at least 2,000 troops, the Burma Army launched a renewed offensive against SSPP/SSA positions in Ke See. Hundreds of artillery shells (60, 81 and 120 mm) were fired, including at civilian targets. Two elderly villagers were killed and one severely injured. Two other village leaders were shot and killed on their way to market. Burma Army troops have also committed abuses such as beating and looting of villagers’ property.

Download the full report below.

For further information, please visit www.shanhumanrights.org, or contact:

Nang Kwarn Lake 66: (0) 93-297-7754 / 66: (0) 84-668-0984 (Burmese, English)
Ying Kawrn Noom 66: (0) 93-297-7754 / 66: (0) 93-047-8875 (Shan, English)

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