FALSE PEACE: Increasing SPDC Military Repression in Toungoo District of Northern Karen State

Pages

You are here

FALSE PEACE: Increasing SPDC Military Repression in Toungoo District of Northern Karen State

Published date:
Thursday, March 25, 1999

This report describes the current situation for rural Karen villagers in Toungoo District (known in Karen as Taw Oo), which is the northernmost region of Karen State in Burma. The western part of the district forms part of the Sittaung River valley in Pegu (Bago) Division, and this region is strongly controlled by the State Peace & Development Council (SPDC) military junta which rules Burma. Further east, the District is made up of steep and forested hills penetrated by only one or two roads and dotted with small Karen villages; in this region the SPDC is struggling to strengthen its control in the face of armed resistance by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA).