We are very saddened to learn that a female farmer was shot dead and several others injured for protecting their own land in “Let Pa Daung”, Sagaing, Burma where their lands were forcefully confiscated by Burmese junta for the joint venture copper mining project between China’s Wanbao company and Burma’s the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings (UMEH) which is one of the top 5 largest corporations in Burma run by the Burmese military (through the Ministry of Defence). We unequivocally denounce such kind of oppressive and excessive action taken on civilians by police force. We demand Burmese government to stop oppressing civilians and demand to practice ultimate restraint handling disputes. We call for Burmese government to investigate the incident impartially fully and independently and held accountable for anyone responsible for the killing and injuring of farmers.
လက္ပံေတာင္းတြင္ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕၏ ပစ္ခတ္မႈေၾကာင့္ ေတာင္သူ တဦး ပြဲခ်င္းၿပီး ေသဆုံး ရခ်င္း ႏွင့္ ျပည္သူမ်ား ေသနတ္ဒဏ္ရာရခ်င္း ကို ျပင္းထန္စြာကန္႕ကြက္ရွုံ ႔ခ်ပါသည္။
[Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)]