This report discusses human rights abuses occurring in Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District between February 2013 and July 2014, including killing, forced labour, arbitrary taxation and land confiscation.
This report describes concerns raised by villagers In Paingkyon and Nabu townships regarding the planned construction of a dam, logging activities, problems related to increased drug use in local communities and the lack of a complaints mechanism by which to raise these concerns with leaders of local armed actors.
Drawing on 388 field reports received between January 2012 and November 2013, this thematic report presents analysis of 16 categories of human rights abuse and local response since the signing of a preliminary ceasefire agreement between the Myanmar government and the Karen National Union in January 2012.

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