MURDER, RAPE & EXTORTION IN KYAUK KYI

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MURDER, RAPE & EXTORTION IN KYAUK KYI

Published date:
Wednesday, December 8, 1993

The following information was provided by villagers from Kyauk Kyi Township, Pegu Division, and was gathered by the National League for Democracy - Liberated Area (NLD-LA). It is simply a list of known cases of murder, rape and extortion in Kyauk Kyi Township in the period September to October, 1993. Even though it only covers one township in one short time period, it is still probably not complete, but only consists of the cases which were reported by villagers. It shows that even while the SLORC makes propaganda about "peace", it continues to murder and abuse Karen and Burmese civilians even in areas like Kyauk Kyi, where there is no fighting going on. In most cases, the murders were not witnessed by the villagers; the victims were simply taken away by SLORC troops and "disappeared". As they have not returned to their villages since and nothing has been heard of them, the villagers are certain they have been murdered. The SLORC often murders villagers in this way, and leaves their bodies in remote areas of forest where they are often found months later. Though generally charged with being "KNU sympathizers", none of the villagers listed in this report are involved in the resistance.

The following information was provided by villagers from Kyauk Kyi Township, Pegu Division, and was gathered by the National League for Democracy - Liberated Area (NLD-LA). It is simply a list of known cases of murder, rape and extortion in Kyauk Kyi Township in the period September to October, 1993. Even though it only covers one township in one short time period, it is still probably not complete, but only consists of the cases which were reported by villagers. It shows that even while the SLORC makes propaganda about "peace", it continues to murder and abuse Karen and Burmese civilians even in areas like Kyauk Kyi, where there is no fighting going on. In most cases, the murders were not witnessed by the villagers; the victims were simply taken away by SLORC troops and "disappeared". As they have not returned to their villages since and nothing has been heard of them, the villagers are certain they have been murdered. The SLORC often murders villagers in this way, and leaves their bodies in remote areas of forest where they are often found months later. Though generally charged with being "KNU sympathizers", none of the villagers listed in this report are involved in the resistance.

 

No.
Name

Age

Race / Religion

Village

SLORC Officer
Unit Responsible
MURDER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.

RAPE
1.

U Aw
Ko Mar Kyaw
Ko Kyaw Myint
Ko Tin Soe
Ko Tin Aye
Ko Soe Tint
Ko Aung Min
Saw Doh Htoo
Saw Sar Muh
Dey the Way Pa
Ko Tin Win
Maung Hla
Saw Nyar Ko
Saw Hla Bwe
Saw Ta Ru Nuh
Saw Po Neh
Saw Hto Lu
U Gaw Yah

Ma Htwe Kyi

55
30
30
30
35
30
35
58
26
38
36
37
36
38
25
30
27
50

38

Burman / Buddhist
Burman / Buddhist
Burman / Buddhist
Burman / Buddhist
Burman / Buddhist
Burman / Buddhist
Burman / Buddhist
Karen / Christian
Karen / Christian
Karen / Christian
Burman / Buddhist
Burman / Buddhist
Karen / Christian
Karen / Christian
Karen / Christian
Karen / Christian
Karen / Christian
Karen / Christian

Burman / Buddhist

Say Pa Let
Meik Tha Lin
Tha Htay Gone
Tha Htay Gone
Tha Htay Gone
Thit Cha Seik
Thit Cha Seik
Don To
Nyaung Bo
Nyaung Bo
Kyun Taw (Middle)
Kyun Pin Seik
Tak Kone
Nyaung Bo
Kauk Byin
Mone, Ward 4
Kauk Byin
Ye Dwin Gone Gyi

Don To

Capt. Soe Hlaing
Capt. Hla Myint
Capt. Tun Kyi
Capt. Tun Kyi
Capt. Tun Kyi
Capt. Tun Kyi
Capt. Hla Myint
Capt. Aung Naing
Capt. Tint Lwin
Capt. Tint Lwin
Capt. Nay Myo
Capt. Saw Win Naing
Capt. Sein Ka Lar
Capt. Sein Ka Lar
Capt. Sein Ka Lar
Capt. Sein Ka Lar
Capt. Sein Ka Lar
Capt. Tun Kyi

Capt. Aung Naing

IR 73
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 73
IR 351
IR 351
IR 73
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351
IR 351

IR 73

 

 

Notes: IR = Infantry Regiment The victims are all men except Ma Htwe Kyi. Saw Sar Muh and Dey The Way Pa (#10 & #11) were killed on Sept. 6, 1993. Ma Htwe Kyi was raped on October 6, 1993.

EXTORTION

During the same time period, the following 7 men from Kauk Byin village were also captured by troops from Infantry Regiment 351 commanded by Capt. Sein Kalar: U Thaung Shwe, U Po Htoo, Saw Pa La Di, Saw Aw Nu Po, Po Htoo, Po Lah, and Heh Dey. U Thaung Shwe was held until a ransom of 10,000 Kyat was paid, while the other men were held until the villagers paid 21,000 Kyat for each of them.