Burma army soldiers cross to Thailand to sexually assault Karen villager

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Two soldiers from the Burma Army attempted to rape a Karen woman in a location near the Thai border village of Mulu Chai [opposite Thay Baw Boe village on the Burma side], Phophra district in Tak province, Thailand. On 5th of March 2012 at about 4 pm, two men Burma Army sold... Read more ►

Human rights group say Burma Army abuses continue

March 4, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A report by the Karen Human Rights Group accuses the Burma Army of extorting, forced labour and bribes from villagers in the Toungoo district. The report placed civilians into two categories. Those that lived in areas under Burma Army control, and those that didn’t. Accor... Read more ►

Burma Army reinforcements run into Karen minefield – six dead

February 12, 2012  •  Author: Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Karen military source has confirmed to Karen News that the Burma Army is building up reinforcements and re-supplying its bases despite a KNU delegation and government representatives agreeing in principle to a ceasefire on January 12. The Karen National Liberation Army, es... Read more ►

Despite ceasefire talks Burma Army abuses continue in Karen State

February 6, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A report by the humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers (FBR) has accused the Burma Army of human rights abuses and armed mobilization in Karen State despite Burma’s Government holding ceasefire negotiations with Karen leaders two weeks ago. (more…) Related Posts:Kar... Read more ►

Returning home still a dream

February 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

In November 2010, Hsa Bluh Paw and her family were forced from their home after Burma Army soldiers and a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army started fighting. Despite the Burma government’s talk of reform and signing ceasefire with ethnic political org... Read more ►

Villagers pay the price

February 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Burma army soldiers arrested and detained four villagers from T’Kuh Khee village in Kyain Seikgyi Township Karen State, after their food supplies were destroyed by Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) fighters, local villagers told Karen News. (more…) Related Posts... Read more ►

Burma Army sends troop reinforcements to Karen areas

February 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Despite agreeing to a ceasefire with the Karen National Union earlier this month the Burma Army is transporting food rations, military supplies and reinforcements in the Myitta sub-township Tanintharyi Division that is currently under the control of the KNU’s Brigade 4. A ... Read more ►

Burma Army deserters claim abuse continues

December 29, 2011  •  Author: Saw Kha Su Nyar (KIC)

After being abused by a senior officer, Aung Ko Lat, 21, deserted from his Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion 230 that was operating in Hlaingbwe Township in Karen State. Aung Ko Lat explained to Karen News that he deserted his unit on December 12, 2011 and turned himself i... Read more ►

Burma Army officers using HIV patients to avoid frontline duty

December 28, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

To avoid being sent to the frontline, Burma Army officers are allegedly paying people who are HIV/AIDS positive to be tested and admitted to Mingaladon Military Hospital under the officer’s names in order to be excused military duty. A HIV/AIDS positive person who had been... Read more ►

Burma Army soldier stabs breastfeeding mother

December 24, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Burma Army soldiers in Khapara village, Mansi Township in Kachin State, killed a Kachin mother while she was breastfeeding her three-week-old baby. The woman’s husband said soldiers came to where his family was hiding and stabbed his wife Daw Swan Kar Ryeh Taung’s to de... Read more ►

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