Soldiers use houses, church building in Paletwa for temporary camp
30 June 2015 – Burma army soldiers from the Light Infantry Battalion No. 377 forcibly used private houses and church buildings for temporary camps in Paletwa Township, Chin State.
A resident in Yetakhun village said that they had come to stay in villages following clashes between the Burma Army and the Arakan Army since late March.
House-owner Ai B (name changed for security reason) was beaten up around 4pm on 18 June 2015 by soldiers after he didn’t allow them to stay in his house, according to the Khumi Media Group.
He told the soldiers that he had got several family members and that his house was not big enough even for his own family.
The Yetakhun villager said: “He was swollen as he was beaten by soldiers after he had refused them permission to stay in his house.”
In Tabawkan village, soldiers were encamped at a church building.
Villages said that they were, however, allowed to hold worship services on Sunday.#