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Photo evidence the Burma Army uses civilians as human shields

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The humanitarian organisation Free Burma Rangers has released photographic evidence showing that the Burma Army forces civilians to act as human shields and minesweepers in conflict areas. In a statement released on October 23, Free Burma Rangers, said that on 5th June this ... Read more ►

Malaysia: Burma’s ethnic people call for government to stop military attacks and abuses

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

In recent months the Burma Army has increased its attacks on ethnic people. The Burma Army has been accused of rape, forced labor and firing artillery shells indiscriminately into villages. The ethnic protests against the government’s military offensives have spread to nei... Read more ►

Burma Army target Kachin women for forced labor

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Burma’s new government continues to try to convince the international community it is moving to a more freer society, but eye-witness accounts of continued human rights abuses in ethnic states is evidence to the contrary. Earlier this month, villagers claim, seven ethic K... Read more ►

Waiting for mom’s release

October 27, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

It was on the full moon night of – Thidingyut – a night where Buddhists light candles and pray at temples or in their homes. I was wandering around a temple it’s lights shining bright. I was in Mae Sot, a Thai border town with the River Moei separating it from Myaw... Read more ►

Ethnic groups test Burma’s new media freedoms

October 27, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A group of ethnic journalists inside Burma is to launch a weekly journal called “The Union” in the last week of November which will mainly focus on cultural, literacy and issues that affect the daily lives of ethnic nationalities. Following the government’s claims that... Read more ►

Burma Army shells from Thai side of the border to attack Karen fighters

October 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Last week the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force used the sanctuary of Thailand’s territory to attack Karen soldiers based in Hlaingbwe Township on the Burma side of the Moei River. Major Maung Lay, from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Klo Htoo Lar ... Read more ►

Burma Army sends reinforcements to secure Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road construction

October 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Following a ban placed by the Karen National Union on the Italian-Thai Development Company’s Kanchanaburi-Tavoy road construction, the Burma Army have responded by reinforcing their troop numbers by sending six more battalions to the area. According to an unnamed KNU sourc... Read more ►

Ethnic alliance demand Burma’s government release all political prisoners

October 20, 2011  •  Author:

The Brotherhood Forum, a group of five ethnic political parties from Burma urged the government to release all political prisoners from the country’s jails. A statement released by the Brotherhood Forum on October 15 demanded four things from the government – immediatel... Read more ►

DKBA kill six Burma Army Soldiers

October 20, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Fighters from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army launched an attack on a Burmese Army frontline unit at Wawlay area southern Myawaddy Town killing six soldiers and wounding one. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokesperson, confirmed for Karen News, that on October 12, DKBA’s ... Read more ►

Teachers’ celebrate gender equality

October 19, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Banners with “Teachers for Gender Equality” written on them were hanging on both walls and on the stage at the Children Development Center, a migrant school in Mae Sot, a Thai town on the border between Thailand and Burma. The Children Development Center was hosting the ... Read more ►

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