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 ►

Burma Army Chief Tells KNU That It Will Revise the 2008 Constitution, But In Its Own Time

December 11, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

The Karen National Union (KNU) told Karen News that the Burmese Defense Minister, General Min Aung Hlaing said they would be revising sections of the country’s 2008 Constitution. A KNU leader claims that General Min Aung Hlaing said during a meeting with KNU officials that... Read more ►

Human Rights Group says UK Government Should Support A UN Inquiry of Abuses in Burma Following Damning Report

December 4, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The human rights advocacy group, Burma Campaign UK, has called on David Cameron’s government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into violations of international law in Burma, amid concerns that the country’s reform process under President U Thein Sein has stalled. “... Read more ►

End Military Impunity For Violence Against Women

November 26, 2014  •  Author: *Zoya Phan

This week, which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women of Burma reiterated their call for an international investigation to look into the continuing use of rape and sexual violence against women in Burma, and address the issue ... Read more ►

Map of Rape Incidents by Burma Army Since 2010 (Source: WLB)

Burma Military’s Continued Use of Sexual Violence ‘Widespread’ Against Ethnic Women

November 25, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s armed forces are using systematic sexual violence on a “widespread scale,” a report by a women’s group advocating on ethnic women’s rights in Burma has found. The report, by the Women’s League of Burma, an umbrella organisations that represents 13 organis... Read more ►

Burma Army Attack Kills 23 Cadets – “Unprovoked,” says Kachin Group

November 22, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

An artillery attack against the Kachin Independence Army’s Military Academy, that left at least 23 officer cadets dead and a further 20 injured, was unprovoked and endangers the push for a nationwide peace agreement, a Kachin advocacy organisation has asserted. A statement... Read more ►

Hopes for the Return of Displaced Communities Frustrated as Burma’s Internal Conflicts Rage On

November 10, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

An international aid agency has warned that ongoing instability in Burma is blocking prospects for a sustainable peace and the repatriation of communities displaced by conflict. The Border Consortium (TBC), which delivers aid to Burmese refugees in Thailand and internally di... Read more ►

Burma Army ‘Targeting, Attacking and Killing’ Civilians in Conflict Areas

November 7, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

An international human rights organisation claims in a statement released 6th November that the Burma Army is committing human rights abuses with impunity in conflict areas. The statement, released by South East Asia based Fortify Rights, stated that the Burma Army was delib... Read more ►

*The killing and the claims of a cover-up

November 6, 2014  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Aung Kyaw Naing’s death in military custody has triggered fears the government is sending a message that no journalist in the country is safe. The Committee to Protect Journalists estimates that up to Sept 10 this year, 40 journalists had been killed while reporting. ... Read more ►

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