Extrajudicial killing, torture by Burma Army during operation against RCSS/SSA near Upper Yeywa dam site in Kyaukme
9 July 2020
The[…] latest violations […] highlight the deadly collateral impact of large-scale resource extraction and infrastructure projects in Burma’s conflict zones, which are secured by the abusive, unaccountable Burma Army. We reiterate our demands for a moratorium on all such investment projects until there is genuine peace and devolution of power under a new federal constitution, giving local people rights to protect their lands and resources.
We specifically urge the following foreign companies to pull out from the Upper Yeywa hydropower dam project, to avoid complicity in atrocities by Burma Army troops securing the site: Switzerland’s Stucky SA; France’s IPGRB; China’s Yunnan Machinery Import and Export Co. Ltd. and Zhejiang Orient Engineering; and Japan’s Toshiba and High Tech Concrete Technology Co Ltd.