Thaton Incident Report: Rape case in Bilin Township, April 2017


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Thaton Incident Report: Rape case in Bilin Township, April 2017

Published date:
Tuesday, July 24, 2018


This Incident Report describes the rape of a child that occurred in D--- village, Lay Kay village tract, Bilin Township, Thaton District. U Ba Ngway, a Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) soldier, raped a 13-year-old girl who has a mental illness. He was arrested and sentenced for 10 years in prison.


[1] KHRG trains community members in southeastern Burma/Myanmar to document individual incidents of abuse using a standardised reporting format; conduct interviews with other villagers; and write general updates on the situation in areas with which they are familiar. When writing incident reports, community members are encouraged to document incidents of abuse that they consider to be important, by verifying information from multiple sources, assessing for potential biases and comparing to local trends.

[2] In order to increase the transparency of KHRG methodology and more directly communicate the experiences and perspectives of villagers in southeastern Burma/Myanmar, KHRG aims to make all field information received available on the KHRG website once it has been processed and translated, subject only to security considerations. For additional reports categorised by Type, Issue, Location and Year, please see the Related Readings component following each report on KHRG’s website.

[3] All conversion estimates for the kyat in this report are based on the 9 July 2018 official market rate of 1,406 kyat to US $1.