Photos #D45, D46: On December 9th 2001 at 6 o’clock in the morning, Police Corporal Z--- and Lance Corporal H--- were on duty at the xxxx quarter checkpoint in Kawkareik town. Both men were drunk and began verbally harassing a village woman, Nan M---, from yyyy village. The 18 year old girl was coming back from Thamehnya Mountain [where a famous Buddhist monastery is located near Pa’an town]where she had gone to worship at a monastery. She was questioned by the two policemen who also took 1,000 Kyat from her. Her cousin, Saw Htay Win, happened to arrive at the checkpoint at this time. The 10th Standard [Grade] student from Kawkareik High School #2 went to help her. The police told him, “This does not concern you. Don’t come and bother us.” Saw Htay Win said, “It does concern me. This is my cousin, my younger sister [a relative term since she is younger than him] and I am not satisfied with what you are doing.” The policemen than came closer to Saw Htay Win and punched him. One of the policemen picked up a stick and hit him on the head. Saw Htay Win became dizzy. The other policeman pulled his gun and shot Saw Htay Win in the right shoulder. The bullet traveled down through his liver and intestine killing Saw Htay Win. The police sent the young man’s body to xxxx Hospital before his parents could come for him. The doctors cut open his head and his torso to remove the bullet. They then sewed him back up and placed him in the morgue. When the young man’s parents went to ask about the incident no one dared to say anything. The parents then went to meet the two police men who were responsible but they were not allowed. The parents wanted to take his body back to be buried in their village, but the authorities would not allow it and wanted him buried beside the Army camp near xxxx town. More than 200 students demonstrated for at least two days because the authorities took no action against the two policemen. The uprising was calm, but the immigration police told the teachers of High School #x that they had better control their students or harsh action would be taken. The teachers told the students’ parents to control them. The authorities have yet to do anything about it and the parents are still unable to take their son home to be buried. The young man’s cousin, Nan M---, has become mentally unstable because of the event. Saw Htay Win was involved in many sports competitions for boxing, football, running and javelin and he won many awards for his athletic ability. On the morning of December 9th he was going to Pa’an to attend a boxing competition which was to be held on December 10th. Photo #D46 is of Saw Htay Win's medals that he won in sports competitions and for scholastic achievement. [Photos: KHRG researcher]
Photos #F30,F32, F33: Saw A--- (Photos #F28 and F29), 37 years old, and Saw H--- (Photos #F30 and F31), 14 years old, were going to buy food in xxxx village on March 22nd 2002 with 18 other villagers from yyyy village. At 6:40 in the morning they stepped on landmines at zzzz on a path beside the xxxx River in Toungoo District. The landmines had been laid by SPDC Infantry Battalions #53, 264 and 30. Both men died immediately. These photos were taken on March 23rd 2002. Photo #F33 shows Saw N--- (on the left), a 12 year old, fifth standard student, whose father, Saw A---, was killed by the landmines. Photos #F28 through F31 were taken where the men actually died, while photo #F32 shows the bodies together in preparation for burial. [Photos: KHRG researcher]
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- Last update: 26 June 2017
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