This photo was taken on September 25th 2016 in E--- village, Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District. The photo shows Naw A---, she is 40 years old, lives in B--- village, Taw Soe village tract, Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District. Naw A--- met with a KHRG researcher in E--- village, Pee T’Hka village tract. Naw A--- reported that her husband was murdered by a group of villagers who suspected that her husband could do witchcraft and blamed him for conflict which happened among villagers [Photo: KHRG]
These photos were taken on October 3rd 2016 in R--- village, K’Kyoh village tract, Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District. The photo shows Naw L---, who was hacked on her head by an axe when a group of people attacked her family at 3AM in the morning in their family home. Naw L--- received stiches to her head for her injury. Naw L---’s mother and brother were shot and killed during the attack and the suspects also took 3,500,000 kyat [US$2567.81] and other precious items including golden necklaces and rings that belonged to Naw L---’s mother. Naw L--- reported that her mother and brother were rumoured to have witchcraft skills and she thinks the murders were organised by some local people including KNU/KNLA-PC soldiers because of this. [Photos: KHRG].