Human Rights Group Accuse Burma Army of Targeting Civilians
Karen News March 5, 2015

A Shan Human Rights Foundation spokesperson in an interview with Karen News said that thousands of civilians displaced by the Burma Army have fled to the China border. “The situation is very tense. People are scared. They are scared of the Burma A… Read More

 
Shan Human Rights Foundation urges UN to investigate shootings, killings and torture of civilians by Burma Army in Kokang area
Karen News March 5, 2015

The Shan Human Rights Foundation claim they have collected evidence that proves that the Burma army is murdering and torturing civilians in the Kokang area of Shan state. In a statement released Wednesday, 4th March Shan Human Rights Foundation sa… Read More

 
Unseen Hands Torch New Karen School – Destroys Children’s Chance of Learning
Karen News March 4, 2015

The excitement of having a new primary school to learn in did not last long for students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township, as their newly built school was burnt to the ground by unknown persons, just six days after its opening ceremon… Read More

 
Fighting Between Burma Army and Karen Continues To Spread Statewide
Karen News March 3, 2015

Fighting broke out in Papun Township between the Karen National Liberation Army government troops on February 27 that resulted in one Karen soldier killed and one wounded. The fighting happened in territory under the control of the KNLA’s 5th Brigad… Read More

 
Karen Villagers Breathe Life Into Their Rice-Tying Ritual To Summon The Rice Spirits
Karen News March 3, 2015

Traditionally the Karen people believe nature has its own spirits. The Karen people place great importance on these spirits and depend on them for their wellbeing. These spirits live in and are the caretakers of the mountains, forests, rivers and pla… Read More

 

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Human Rights Group Accuse Burma Army of Targeting Civilians

March 5, 2015  • 

A Shan Human Rights Foundation spokesperson in an interview with Karen News said that thousands of civilians displaced by the Burma Army have fled to the China border. “The situation is very tense. People are scared. They are scared of the Burma Army being in their villages. Only the very old have stayed behind.” Shan Human Rights Foundation sp... Read more ►

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Shan Human Rights Foundation urges UN to investigate shootings, killings and torture of civilians by Burma Army in Kokang area

March 5, 2015  • 

The Shan Human Rights Foundation claim they have collected evidence that proves that the Burma army is murdering and torturing civilians in the Kokang area of Shan state. In a statement released Wednesday, 4th March Shan Human Rights Foundation said. “Burma Army soldiers have been indiscriminately shooting at civilians, causing injury and death; ... Read more ►

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Unseen Hands Torch New Karen School – Destroys Children’s Chance of Learning

March 4, 2015  • 

The excitement of having a new primary school to learn in did not last long for students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township, as their newly built school was burnt to the ground by unknown persons, just six days after its opening ceremony. The Karen Community Based Network Group, a group that coordinated the funding for the new school ... Read more ►

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Fighting Between Burma Army and Karen Continues To Spread Statewide

March 3, 2015  • 

Fighting broke out in Papun Township between the Karen National Liberation Army government troops on February 27 that resulted in one Karen soldier killed and one wounded. The fighting happened in territory under the control of the KNLA’s 5th Brigade. An official from Karen National Union, Padoh Saw Pha Gaw, confirmed to Karen News from Papun Di... Read more ►

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End Military Impunity For Violence Against Women

November 26, 2014  • 

This week, which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women of Burma reiterated their call for an international investigation to look into the continuing use of rape and sexual violence against women in Burma, and address the issue of military impunity. The situation since the so-called reform process beg... Read more ►

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Karen Army General Explains Rational Behind Reformation Of Ethnic Alliance And Recent Conflict With Govt Troops

October 21, 2014  • 

Karen News spoke exclusively with General General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Karen National Liberation Army’s Vice-Chief of Staff, explains about what the alliance between four Karen armed groups and what lies behind the recent outbreak of fighting. For the sake of clarity, Karen News has provided General Baw Kyaw Heh’s answers in full. 
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Karen Villagers Breathe Life Into Their Rice-Tying Ritual To Summon The Rice Spirits

March 3, 2015  • 

Traditionally the Karen people believe nature has its own spirits. The Karen people place great importance on these spirits and depend on them for their wellbeing. These spirits live in and are the caretakers of the mountains, forests, rivers and plants. The spirits are also in food including rice. Today many of these traditiona... Read more ►

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Karen Soldiers and Gov’t Militia Fight – One Killed and Two Wounded

March 1, 2015  • 

Fighting in Mywaddy Township between troops from the Karen National Liberation Army and government militia’s Border Guard Force on Saturday, February 28 left one KNLA dead, one wounded and one BGF soldier injured. The fighting was between soldiers from the KNLA 6th Brigade Headquarter, Special Column and the BGF soldiers from ... Read more ►

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Human Rights group Allege Burma Army Soldiers Looting Shan and Ta’ang(Palaung) Villages, Burning Sugar Cane Plantations

February 28, 2015  • 

The Shan Human Rights Foundation issued a statement alleging that Burma Army had looted villages near Laogai. “Groups of Burma Army soldiers have been patrolling in Shan and Ta’ang (Palaung) villages near the Kokang capital Laogai, looting food and other possessions, and destroying property of local villagers, the Shan Human... Read more ►

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Fire Destroys Four Migrant School Boarding Houses – Mae Sot Authorities Investigating Cause

February 27, 2015  • 

Four boarding houses of the Children Development Center (CDC), a migrant school on the Thai border town of Mae Sot, burnt to the ground on Wednesday, February 25, leaving homeless 62 male students who were living and studying at the school. Saw Elijah, administrator of the boarding house spoke to Karen News. “The boarding hous... Read more ►