PYO Statement on SPDC Killing And Torturing
PYO Statement on SPDC Killing And Torturing
The Pa-O Villagers Hsi Hseng Township
May 8, 2009

On May 6, 2009, SPDC Light Infantry Battalion No 425 brutally killed village headman and another about 20 years old young man of Saw Sar village, as well as tortured 80 villagers from Naung Tha Bang and Saw Sar village in Hsi Hseng Township, southern Shan State.

All the arrested 80 villagers were accused of in connection with resistance groups and inhumanly tied, beaten, kicked and hit by SPDC soldiers during the brutally interrogation. Most of villager covered with blood, some even unable to walk and bleeding from their mouth, and seriously wounded.

We, PYO believe that, the brutal action against innocent villagers, was in response to the joint ally of Pa-O National Liberation Army and Karen National Liberation Army clashed with Burma Army Patrolling near Banyen, about 50 miles south of Taunggyi, capital of Shan State on May 3, 2009.

Following the clashed, SPDC soldiers currently speed up military operation, and arresting villagers in Hsi Hseng township for porter, carrying arms and ammunition to front line. One local people said “No man sleeping at home and living in the village now. Every body runs away to the forest and hide, and a lot of people take refuge in the Buddhist temple”

The villagers are just civilians and simply working in farm for their livelihood in their daily lives, and not involve with any arm groups. They are now become the victims of conflict between arm groups.

Therefore, we, Pa-O Youth Organization (PYO) strongly condemned SPDC action killing the innocence civilians, and military operation against the ethnic people, and respect human right.

Pa-O Youth Organization

Khun Chan Khe:
Phone: 085 2884211
Email: phohq@yahoo.com

Pa-O Youth Organization (PYO)
P.O.Box 134
Mae Sot, Tak
63110, Thailand
Email: pyohq@yahoo.com
Phone: 055 533115

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