NEW REFUGEES FROM KAREN AREAS

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NEW REFUGEES FROM KAREN AREAS

Published date:
Thursday, February 17, 1994

The following testimonies were given on February 10, 1994 by refugees who arrived at the Thai border throughout January 1994. They show that for all its propaganda about "peace talks", the SLORC has not abated its systematic human rights atrocities against Karen civilians in any way. As some of the villagers note, if anything the atrocities are only getting even worse and more systematic. These villagers are all from Thaton, Pa'an and Papun districts. Since late 1992, the SLORC has been conducting a military offensive against civilians in their areas. They somehow managed to survive the offensive in their villages until now, but found that they cannot survive it any more. Their names have been changed to protect them, but all the names and places listed in their stories are real.