Human Rights Violation Documentation Infographic

The research team of Kachin Women Research Group and Kachin Human Rights Watch Group collected (50) cases of human rights abuses in Myitkyina, PutaO, Banmaw, and Mohnyin districts of Kachin State, and Lashio and Muse districts of Northern Shan State from July 2022 to February 2023. Among those (50) cases, (6) are from the period of 2011 to 2018, (44) are from the period of 2021 to 2023 All the collected cases can be categorized into nine forms of abuse; arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate shelling, direct shooting, air bombardment, landmine explosion, torturing, property confiscation, and destruction, intimidation, and rape. From 2011 to 2018, there was one case each of arbitrary arrest, indiscriminate shelling towards civilian villages, air bombardment, direct shooting of civilians, confiscating civilian properties and threatening civilian case. The majority of the perpetrators are Myanmar Tatmadaw (military), and a few cases were committed by local armed organizations. Summary of each type is described as follows.

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