Forced relocation

Forced relocation

This category includes incidents in which civilians have been involuntarily moved to a designated location as a result of a direct order, typically backed by an explicit or implicit threat of violence and/ or enforcement with the use of violence. Local Tatmadaw officers generally issue relocation orders to villagers with explicit deadlines for villagers to leave, after which time the village and surrounding crop fields are usually burned to prevent continued habitation and any villagers who may be left are attacked. Civilian populations are moved to government selected military controlled sites where the Tatmadaw can take control of every aspect of civilian life, both to prevent them from supporting ethnic armed groups and so they can be utilised to support the Tatmadaw and Tatmadaw-allied groups. Forced relocation has often accompanied other human rights abuses such as attacks on civilians, explicit threats of violence, forced labour, land confiscation and movement restrictions.

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