Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Reports from Civilians in Burma


Original article in Burmese:

2nd October 2007

Many reports have streamed into DVB with regards to the situation in Burma. In this article, DVB highlights 4 of them.

Swan Arr Shin U Aung Htoo on the run after beating a young novice

During the protests on the 27th of September, a resident of Bahan Township, a video clip of Swan Arr Shin (pro-junta group of thugs) U Aung Htoo mercilessly beating up a young novice from a local monastery was broadcasted worldwide. Riled, the residents surrounded his family home. He is currently reportedly on the run to escape from their wrath.

Devotees arrested for offering food to monks

A 65-year old man (U Tin Aye, IC no. EQ010123), and a 30 year old woman (Ma Tin Win) were detained on 26th of September for offering alms to monks near Shwedagon Pagoda.

Missing University Student

DVB received an email that a resident of Tamwe, a second-year university student, 19-year old Ko Nay Lin Hteik, has been missing.

[Flaming Peacocks: There are numerous reports of people who have disappeared over the past week, some while going about their business.]

Message from KaBaw Valley Resident

Following earlier reports that 1974 monks detained in GTI compound were being transferred to the hard labour prisons in KaBaw Valley, a resident contacted DVB, saying that it was an inhabitable place and the monks might all perish if they were sent there. He said that there were about 5 hard labour camps, and out of the 100 prisoners previously sent there, at least 80 have died. He requested that everyone should push to stop the transfer immediately.

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