300 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Ethnic Groups Support ICJ on Rohingya Genocide Lawsuit Against Burma Government and its Military

December 11, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The International Court of Justice began its hearing on December 10 in The Hague, Netherlands on its genocide lawsuit filed by Gambia against Burma government. Prior to the court hearing, several ethnic Karen, Karenni and Shan civil society groups put out a joint statement s... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army to Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss Road Development, Troop Movements and Conflict

December 10, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union is to meet with Burma Army officers to discuss tensions over road building, troop expansion in Karen State. The meeting will be held in Naypyidaw, today, December 10 2019, according to KNU statement released yesterday. The meeting is mainly to discus... Read more ►

Karen Calls on U.S Government to Sanction Burma’s Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

April 26, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Organization of America have sent an open letter calling for the United States to sanction General Min Aung Hlaing, Burma’s Commander-in-Chief for abuses and crimes committed against ethnic people. The KOA sent the letter endorsed by its 22 member organizations t... Read more ►

Despite KNU and Civilian Protests, Burma Army Pushes Ahead with Road Building in Kyaukgyi – KNLA Warns of Increased Tension Leading to Conflict

April 3, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army, ignoring the concerns and objections of both the Karen National Union and local villagers, are planning to move ahead with plans to build road in Kyaukgyi Township of Eastern Bago Region. Despite local residents and the Karen National Union’s rejection of i... Read more ►

UK Advocacy Group Accuses 49 International Companies of Supporting Military Abuses in Burma

December 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Advocacy group Burma Campaign UK published its ‘Dirty List’ in early December 2018, slamming 49 international companies accused of “operating in Myanmar in such a way that contributes to human rights violations and environmental destruction.” Burma Campaign UK Reviv... Read more ►

Karen Groups Express Solidarity with Jailed Kachin Activists

December 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Peace Support Network put out a statement condemning the conviction and jailing of three Kachin peace activists claiming the action is designed to silence the criticism of Myanmar’s military and its abuses. The three Kachin activists, Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau J... Read more ►

AKO Supports Efforts to Refer Tatmadaw to ICC

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Khwee

The Australian Karen Organization (AKO) said it supports the efforts to urge the UN to refer the Tatmadaw to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alleged genocide of ethnic tribes in Burma including the Karen. The AKO chair Saw Lwin Oo said this in his opening rema... Read more ►

Families Remember Saw O Moo – Demand End to Killings, Military Road-Building

September 17, 2018  •  Author: Hsa Moo*

This month of September marks five months since Saw O Moo, an unarmed civilian villager and Indigenous community leader who was killed by Burma army on April 5, 2018. However, the Burma Army has yet to return his body to his family or tell his family the location of his body... Read more ►

Skirmishes Between Burma Army and KNLA Increase in Northern Karen State

September 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Skirmishes between the government troop and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) have occurred more frequently in recent weeks in Mu Traw (Hpapun) District, Northern Karen State, according to sources from local KNLA officers. The latest skirmishes have broken out betwee... Read more ►

UN Report: Karen Groups Worldwide – “Time for the International Community to Take Action Against Burma’s Military for its War Crimes…”

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Community Worldwide welcomed the UN report calling for the Burma military to be referred to the International Criminal Court to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against the country’s ethnic people. The Karen Community... Read more ►

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