Mergui-Tavoy Interview: Naw N---, April 2018


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Mergui-Tavoy Interview: Naw N---, April 2018

Published date:
Thursday, August 16, 2018

This Interview with Naw N--- describes a case of child rape and incest that occurred in Tanintharyi Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in March 2018. A man raped his five-year-old niece in O---village. The girl sustained serious injuries and was hospitalised. The Burma/Myanmar police investigated the case and arrested the perpetrator. As of April 2018, no judgement has been rendered because the case is still in progress.


[1] KHRG trains community members in southeastern Burma/Myanmar to document individual human rights abuses 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 conducting interviews, community members are trained to use loose question guidelines, but also to encourage interviewees to speak freely about recent events, raise issues that they consider to be important and share their opinions or perspectives on abuse and other local dynamics.

[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.