Karen woman and her son standing where their house used to be in the hills west of the Yunzalin River.burned and destroyed. Even these lists are not complete, and SPDC patrols continue to roam the area burning villages, shelters and food supplies. [Photo: KHRG]
3-inch mortar shell cases found by villagers after SLORC troops shelled and burned their village without warning. The other side of one case reads "CONT NO. 216 MK. 1", next line "SV 78 A", third line "MONO 2/53"; the second case reads the same except for the final line, which is "MONO 5/51" [Photo: KHRG]
A village headman in the hills between the Yunzalin and Bilin Rivers stands among the burned ruins of his village, displaying the SLORC unit scarf accidentally left behind by one of the soldiers who burned it. The scarf is marked ‘391/4’, for SLORC #391 Light Infantry Battalion, Company #4. [Photo: KHRG]
Elderly Karen villager who was badly burned when his house was burned by SPDC troops in late 1997. He managed to escape the village but fell and died alone in the bush. By the time he was found part of his body had been devoured by animals. [Photo: Saw TGH]
The corpse of Saw Baw Wah, Karen Animist farmer, aged 32, burned to death when SLORC troops burned his house on 27 June 1997. He had two children who managed to escape together with their uncle.[Photo: independent Karen source]
Paddy (unhusked rice) which villagers had stored in their village. An SPDC patrol found it, piled it in the forest and set it alight to destroy it.
[Photo: Saw TGH]
Villagers living in lean-to’s in the forest upstream from their burned village, trying to stay close to their fields so that they can plant a crop. [Photo:KHRG]
This elderly Karen woman was found like this after struggling to live alone in this field hut. She apparently starved to the point where she collapsed into the fire she had lit for warmth, and died there.[Photo: Saw TGH]
Part of a family of 9 orphans who were taken to the Thai border by Karen soldiers after their mother hanged herself, their village was destroyed and their father died of illness in the forest. The two girls on the right are 15-year-old twins. [Photo: KHRG]
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