ESCAPED PORTERS: KAW MOO RAH BATTLE

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ESCAPED PORTERS: KAW MOO RAH BATTLE

Published date:
Saturday, February 4, 1995

 

This report details the heavy offensive against the Karen border stronghold of Kaw Moo Rah by SLORC troops in December 1994. This offensive has involved the use of civilian porters (forced labour), beating and killings, child soldiers, theft and looting, extortion, and caused people to flee over the border into Thailand.  The following testimonies were gathered in interviews between 14 and 17 January 1995 by two independent human rights reporters.