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Losing Ground KHRG- March 2013

Losing Ground KHRG- March 2013

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KAREN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP MARCH 2013 Losing Ground: Land conflicts and collective action in eastern Myanmar
KAREN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP MARCH 2013 Losing Ground: Land conflicts and collective action in eastern Myanmar

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Losing Ground:
Land conflicts and collective action in eastern Myanmar
 The Karen Human Rights GroupMarch 2013
 
 
Losing Ground: Land conflicts and collective action in eastern Myanma
Written and published by the Karen Human Rights GroupKHRG #2013-01, March 2013
Front cover photo:
Over 400 villagers from Shwegyin and Kyauk Kyi Townships gathered together on March 12
th
 2012 to protest the Kyauk N’Ga Dam on the Shwegyin River in in eastern Bago Region. The community member whotook this photo told KHRG that villagers chanted three requests of the Government in Burmese:
“No continuation of the dam construction. Compensation for lost farmland flooded by the dam. Let the water flow naturally.” 
 
[Photo:KHRG] 
 Back cover photo:
Villagers protest ongoing construction of the Toh Boh Dam in a tributary of the Day Loh River onSeptember 25
th
2012, upstream from the Dam site in Tantabin Township in northwest Kayin State. The communitymember who took this photo told KHRG that, if the Toh Boh Dam is closed, upstream areas will flood, destroyingvillagers’ plantations and restricting their ability to travel freely.
[Photo: KHRG] 
 The Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) was founded in 1992 and documents the situation of villagers andtownspeople in rural Burma through their direct testimonies, supported by photographic and other evidence. KHRGoperates independently and is not affiliated with any political or other organisation. Examples of our work can be seenonline at
www.khrg.org 
, or printed copies of our reports may be obtained subject to approval and availability bysending a request to
khrg@khrg.org 
. This report published by KHRG, ©KHRG 2013. All rights reserved. Contents may be reproduced or distributed on anot-for-profit basis or quotes for media and related purposes; but reproduction for commercial purposes requires theprior permission of KHRG.
This report is not for commercial sale.

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