276 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen communities’ plans to raise a statue of their hero and martyr, Saw Ba U Gyi, was objected to by Burma Army commanders in the Three Pagoda Pass town of Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District. Committee members in charge of the Karen New Year celebration in Win ... Read more ►

Bogalay Massacres Should be Investigated and Commemorated

October 29, 2017  •  Author: Mark Farmner

This month another forgotten anniversary is passing by without official acknowledgement. The 8th of August 1988 is remembered for the nationwide protests and crackdown which followed. Troops opened fire on civilians, estimates put the number of people killed at more than thr... Read more ►

British Govt Stops Training Burma Military – UK PM “Stop Using Terrorism as Cover foe Oppression and the Violation of Human Rights…”

September 30, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Campaign UK released a statement welcoming the British government’s decision to stop funding and training of Burma’s military forces. The Burma Campaign UK said that in 2016 “the British government spent £305,000 of British taxpayers’ money training the Bu... Read more ►

Fighting in Mae Tha Waw Continues to Displace Villagers Making it a Daily Struggle to Feed the 6,000 Homeless

September 4, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Continued fighting between Karen armed groups are forcing more villages into all ready overcrowded displacement camps. Temporary shelters holding displaced villagers in Myaing Gyi Ngu have seen an increase in its population list due to the ongoing skirmishes in Mae Tha Waw a... Read more ►

International Human Rights Groups Call for independent Inquiry as Reports of Ethnic Cleansing Emerge as Thousands of Rohingya Flee Burma

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

United Nation sources estimates that as many as 30,000 Rohingya have fled Burma for Bangladesh. Media reports from Bangladesh put the numbers closer to 70,000. The Rohingya from Burma’s Rakhine state in the west of the country are estimated to be just over a million in tot... Read more ►

Burma Army Continues Killing, Looting and Displacing Kachin Civilians

August 30, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers, released a report that supports statements made by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) that the Burma Army is targeting civilians in Northern Burma. The Free Burma Rangers said that “on August 11th t... Read more ►

Kachin Women’s Group Documents Burma Army Continued Abuse of Civilians

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) released a statement demanding the Burma Army stops it abuses of civilians. The KWAT said it its statement that “on August 11, 2017, hundreds of Burma Army troops entered Kasung village, in Mogaung township of Kachin St... Read more ►

Burma Army Ignores UN and NCA Conventions, Targets and Arrests Shan Civilians

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation alleged that recent Burma Army offensives have targeted civilians that resulted in disappearances, arrests and human rights abuses, including torture. The Shan Human Rights Foundation said the targeting of villagers followed a clash between B... Read more ►

Ethnic Media Conference calls for the release of three detained journalists

July 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Participants of the Fifth Ethnic Media Conference have submitted an open letter to the President, the State Counsellor and the Tatmadaw’s Commander-in-Chief calling for the release of three journalists who have been detained in Shan State. After holding an emergency sessio... Read more ►

KNU Support Displaced Villagers Demand for the Closure and Redeployment of 17 Burma Army Camps and Soldiers

June 1, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue/Karen News

The Karen National Union’s Mutraw District office released a statement supporting the demands of the displaced villagers living on the banks of the Salween River. The KNU statement said that its standing committee supported the displaced villagers “we view their demands ... Read more ►

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