Thursday, July 06, 2006

Miscellaneous Burma news links

Burma’s Chin women issue report of rapes by army (Democratic Voice of Burma)
Jul 03, 3006 (DVB) - The Women's League of Chinland released a preliminary report on 30 June, documenting more than 30 cases of rape committed against ethnic Chin women by the soldiers of Burma’s military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). ...
Burma junta sends more army officers to Russia for trainings (Democratic Voice of Burma)
Jul 04, 2006 (DVB) - Burma’s military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is preparing to send more than 20 Air Force officers to Russia in the coming days, for trainings and studies. ...
Burmese army officer bullies local residents at Shwekyin (Democratic Voice of Burma)
Jul 05, 2006 (DVB) - Captain Hla Tone from military operation command, based in Shwekyin, Pegu Division in lower Burma, has been bullying and humiliating local residents.

On 28 June, Hla Tone slapped third year distant education student Thet Phyo Wai in the face for not giving him way as his car was coming. Thet Phyo Wai who was on his way home from a class was threatened and driven away.

At a crowded market, Hla Tone forced his victim to alight from the car and beat him up while being forced to stand to attention, according to local eyewitnesses.

The parents of Thet Phyo Wai went to the army base in order to report the incident to the commander but they were barred from seeing anyone.

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