Toungoo Incident Report: Forced military labour in Thandaunggyi Township, February 2018

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Toungoo Incident Report: Forced military labour in Thandaunggyi Township, February 2018

Published date:
Thursday, November 22, 2018

This Incident Report describes an instance of forced military labour. Two civilians were forced to serve as navigators by the Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) # 607, guiding soldiers to an area where fighting had occurred the previous day.

Footnotes

[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] All conversion estimates for the kyat in this report are based on the 25/09/2018 official market rate of 1601 kyats to US $1.

[3] International Labour Organisation, Forced Labour Convention (1930).

[4] Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Code of Conduct.