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Women and Journalists Targeted by Security Forces – Arrested Numbers Grow Daily

The protest against Burma’s military coup was organized by local communities from Kawkareik Township. Bo Bo, a protest organizer, confirmed to Karen News 10 women including two teachers and a man were detained by police on Sunday 28th of February. “The two teachers were grabbed and loaded into a car by police. The police then made an announcement telling the…

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Myanmar’s Bloody Sunday

*By Phil Thornton The Myanmar army, police and militia’s use of violence against peaceful protestors reached another level on Sunday, February 28. By 5pm, local media reported at least 19 confirmed killings and another 10 unconfirmed. IFJ spoke to journalists covering the nationwide protests. Toe Zaw Latt, a video journalist and production director with Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), is…

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61 People Arrested as Security Forces Use Tear Gas, Water Cannons and Live Ammunition in Karen State Anti-Coup Protests

Security forces in Hpa-an, were reported using tear gas, water cannons and firing weapons to disburse protesters. Young protesters were physical abused when arrested. Images recorded by protesters show police bursting into rooms and dragging young women protestors out by their hair as they took them away. Khaing Phyo Maung, a teenager who was arrested on the day, but released…

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International Community Must Commit to Reversing Myanmar’s Military Coup

By *BO KYI, 25 February 2021 The coup in Myanmar needs legitimacy to succeed. On Feb. 1 the military overthrew the democratically elected government and then formed its so-called State Administrative Council. In response, the public response could not have been more unanimous. Millions from different backgrounds are joining the civil disobedience movement and refusing to work while this regime…

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KNU Vows to Protect Anti-Coup Protestors – But to Avoid Violence Will Not Involve in Protest with Weapons

Padoh Saw Hla Tun, KNU joint secretary said they have to be careful – armed soldiers taking part in peaceful protests could provide a justification for violent response from the military. “We have to be careful confronting arms with arms. Civilians could be targeted. We are involved in negotiations for people to be allowed to protest and to able to…

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Karen Youth Jailed for Banging Pots and Pans

Like many Burma civilians across the country, Sa Aung Moe Hein joined the civil disobedience movement by banging pots and pans on the fourth day after the Burma military took power on the 1st of February. A friend of the accused, spoke to Karen News (on condition of anonymity), said police in Hlaing Bwe used the one-off event was against…

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Myanmar’s Media Under the Coup

Journalists in Myanmar are scared. They have good reason to be. Coup leaders who took control of the country two weeks ago now have them firmly fixed in their sights. Official warnings have been sent to media outlets to caution that breaks of the amended Penal Code will come with harsh jail sentences. Emergency rule trumps reform Myanmar’s journalists didn’t…

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KNU Offer Anti-Coup Protestors’ its Protection – Karen Civil Society Alliance Calls for Ethnic Armed Groups to Unite and Foreign Embassies Denounce Military Coup

The KNU said on Sunday February 14, it “supports and encourages the non-violence demonstration…and will help and give protection” to the entire ethnic nationalities who protest against the military coup. Padoh Saw Hla Tun, joint secretary of the KNU told Karen News that they will support the people in their peaceful protest and they were concerned authorities are using force…

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Karen State Protesters Released but Charged with Violating Penal Code Section 144, now Face Trial

A lawyer representing the group said of the 10 people arrested yesterday by Hpa-an police, five were underage and released without charge after they confessed. The other five were also released, but accused of violating Section 144 and will now have to stand the trial in local court. The lawyer, Khun Win Kyine explained. “Seven were charged at the court…

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2021 COUP: Karen State Chief Minister Arrested – Communication Blocked – Concerns for Detainees Safety – Civilian Protests Grow

Following her arrest, all mobile phones belonging to ministers and staff were confiscated. Nan Khin Htwe Myint and other Karen State ministers and their associates have been unlawfully detained since the Burma military took power in a coup on the 1st of February. The key reason for the military’s actions, according to the source, is to stop information from going…

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