Akha Hill Tribe Thailand

http://www.akha.org Heart of the Golden Triangle in South East Asia, the Akha Hill Tribe people find themselves living in the mountain border zones of five countries, fighting to sustain their way of life in a time of consumerism and destruction of the natural environment. Embattled to defend their traditional culture from seige by american missionaries, they hang on. See how you can help. Join: akhaweeklyjournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Make a donation or be a volunteer in Thailand.

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Thai Army Continues To Harrass, Abuse and Rob Akha Villagers in Northern Thailand.

In the weeks of late June and early July 2002 the Thai army in the Haen Taek Ampur Mae Faluang region harrassed and robbed two villages of cash, property and vehicles, discharging weapons in houses and threatening villagers with arbitrary arrest.

In a third case another village saw the army beat and rob one of their villagers of cash. Often these events are done under cover of "drug war busts".

This is the same region where the Akha man Mr. Ah Juuh Cheh Muuh was beaten to death while in "drug detox" last December.
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