281 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

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

March 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

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 h... Read more ►

Fighting Between Burma Army and Karen Continues To Spread Statewide

March 3, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

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 Kar... Read more ►

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

March 1, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

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... Read more ►

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

February 28, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

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... Read more ►

Kokang Fighting: Red Cross Workers Killed, Karen General Accuse Burma Army of Ethnic Cleansing

February 19, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Tuesday this week, a convoy of trucks carrying the Myanmar Red Cross Society signs were attacked by unknown and two workers killed. The killing has outrages international governments and in media reports the US expressed its deep concern over the attack. The attack follows i... Read more ►

Following Burma Army Assault on Village – Bodies Found with Signs of Torture

February 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The bodies of at least three villagers found in Nam Lim Pa, Kachin State, on January 30th show signs of torture, with the remains of another four also found in a neighbouring village, locals and a humanitarian organisation have reported. Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian or... Read more ►

Burma Campaign – UK: Kachin Teachers Raped And Killed By Burma Army

January 21, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The London based human rights advocacy organization, Burma Campaign UK, confirmed reports that two ethnic Kachin teachers were raped by Burma Army soldiers 19th and 20thJanuary. In a media statement Burma Campaign UK called on the British government to use its Preventing Sex... Read more ►

Shan Human Rights Foundation alleged Burma Army killed villager in front of his parents, then force 1,200 villagers to demonstrate against “insurgents” for killing civilians in Murng Yawng region

January 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

An ethnic human rights organization alleged the Burma Army killed a villager in front of his family in early December. The Shan Human Rights Foundation released a media statement Wednesday, January 7 accusing the Burma Army of committing the crime. “On December 12, 2014, B... Read more ►

Man Faces Prison after Accusing Military Killed His Daughter

January 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Burmese authorities have arrested a Kachin man after he alleged his daughter was shot and killed by the Burma Army, leading to condemnation by international human rights organisations. An alliance of human rights organisations responded following the man’s arrest by sendin... Read more ►

Harvard Report Finds Burma Army Guilty of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ in Karen State

December 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A report by the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, has found the Burma Army guilty of ‘war crimes’ constituting ‘crimes against humanity’ in Karen State. The result of a four-year investigation, the report said there was ample evidence of gover... Read more ►

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