281 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

SHAN Human Rights: Burma Army Soldier Rapes and Knifes 73-year-old woman in Eastern Shan State

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Right Foundation released a statement detailing the brutal rape of a 73-year-old woman by a Burma Army soldier near Mong Phyak Town in eastern Shan State, on April 2, 2018 The Shan Human Right Foundation said the rape and knifing of the elderly woman “highli... Read more ►

Burma Army Kills Karen Aid Worker

April 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen community based groups confirmed that an aid worker who was helping displaced villagers in the area was shot and killed by a Burma Army soldier on April 5th. The aid worker was named as Saw O Moo, a villager from Ler Mu Plaw and he is survived by his wife Naw Pa... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Accused Burma Army of Violating NCA and Displacing Villagers

March 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Karen community groups accused the Burma army soldiers of breaking the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and displacing thousands of villagers in Northern Karen State. The Karen Peace Support Network, a network of 29 Karen community-based-organizations issued a s... Read more ►

Burma Army Moves on Karen State – Builds Roads, Occupies Village Land, Displaces Thousands of Villagers and Fights KNLA

March 7, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing commit... Read more ►

Local Residents Tumultuously Welcome Saw Ba U Gyi Statue to be Inaugurated at the KNU’s Win Yay Area

February 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A statue of Karen martyr Saw Ba U Gyi received a tumultuous welcome from local residents in Naung Tal Village under the Karen National Union (KNU)-controlled area in the Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw Township on February 3. The statue is scheduled for installation at the KNU’s ... Read more ►

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 ►

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