05.09.09 21:45Free Burma Rangers :: Reports: Burma Army Troops Rape Four Women as Abuses Continue Against Villagers in Northern Karen StateSeite 3 von 5http://www.freeburmarangers.org/Reports/2009/20090904.html
Map showing area of report (click for larger image)
Villages in the Kler La area, already facing extreme difficulty as a result of Burma army demands for forced labor,have to contend with the monsoon rains as well. The rains have damaged many fields as well as the roadbetween Kler La Camp and Kaw Thay Der. Because of the damaged road, the villagers have not been able toobtain food or sell their fruits.Some of the villagers have fallen ill with Dengue and other fevers, but have been turned away by the local doctor after seeking treatment, who suggested they should try to treat themselves. Village leaders have triedcomplaining to the local Burma Army authorities but they have been ignored.
Additional abuses and photos of landmine victim:
In an incident initially reported by FBR on 9 July, soldiers from LIB 373 and LIB 372 attacked villages in the SawWa Der Area. After the attacks, they laid landmines in the area and returned to their camp. One villager, SawGhay Meian, 20 years old, was carrying rice back to his village, Kaw Thay Der, when he stepped on one of thelandmines. This was on June 17th, 2009. He later died at the local clinic
Landmine victim, Saw Ghay Meian, now deceased