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Chin Community and Students Around The World Joined CHRO In Condemning SPDC For Summary Executions Of Three Chin Village Headmen

Chin communities and Chin student organizations around the world seriously condemned the arbitrary executions of three Chin village headmen on 07 March 2007 and expressed a grave concern for the sudden disappearance of the other two villagers.

 

According to reports from The village headmen, Maung Khe (32) of Lung Phunu village, Hung Ling (25) of Cum Nam village, Ting Co of Sangseh village in sourthern Chin State, were summarily executed by the junta’s troops from Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 104 and LIB, No. 304 under Tactical Operation Command II based in Matupi Township headed by Colonel San Aung after being accused of failing to report the movement of Chin National Front/Chin National Army in respective villages.

Chin Community in Norway, Victoria and Melbourne Chin Community Australia, Chin National Community – Japan, Chin Students’ Union – India, and Chin Students Organization-Malaysia also sent their sympathy messages to the bereft families and raised a serious concern and worry for the disappearance of the two villagers, Khin Maung Oo and Tin Ceu of Sangseh village. As of today, it is not yet known their whereabouts.

The military junta has accused of and persecuted many innocent Chin civilians for housing and giving aids to the armed group. “It is a norm rather than exceptional practice within the Burma Army to summarily execute anyone suspected of being anti-regime. Too many cases of summary executions have been carried out with impunity against ethnic communities across Burma . This kind of arbitrarily killing is meant to teach a lesson to the public that the price of dissent is death,” says Salai Bawi Lian Mang, Director of Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

The Chin communities and student organizations urged Burma ’s military regime to immediately cease this kind of executions of civilians without judicial trials and endorsed CHRO’s call for the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions to conduct an independent investigation into extrajudicial and summary killings of civilians in Burma .

 

Van Biak Thang

Date: 30 April 2007

Chinland Guardian

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