Ruili (Mizzima) – Posters with the names and photographs of seven women wanted for human trafficking have appeared in Laiza in northern Burma on the China border.
The 6'x5' posters on the notice board read 'Beware! Human traffickers selling women' in Kachin language. These were pasted in the No. 2 Laiza vegetable market in Kachin State yesterday morning. Laiza is controlled by the ceasefire ethnic group, the 'Kachin Independence Organization' (KIO).
"There is a line in Kachin language on the top of the posters but there are no names and age. Their eyes on the photographs are covered with a computer image. We don't know who put them up, the Laiza police or anyone else. It just says 'Masha Dut Sha Ai Ni', (human traffickers)," an eyewitness in Laiza told Mizzima.
Another local Kachin resident said, "The posters say they are human traffickers. The posters are in colour and their eyes are covered with computer graphics and pasted near the Women Affairs Office and the Roundabout. The posters just say they are human traffickers".
The officer on duty at the Laiza police station declined to give details but just said, "I don't know what happened and how it happened. These have been done by our higher officials and we know nothing about it".