Kachin State: Peace talks marred by killings

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

As peace negotiations continue, Kachin people continue to suffer human rights abuses including rape and arbitrary killings at the hands of the Burma Army, according to community-based organisations. The conflict between the Kachin Independence Army and Burma’s Army since J... Read more ►

KNU army and Govt’s militia clash – both sides blame each other for shooting first

August 21, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army and the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) erupted in the Weigyi area of Papun Township, Karen State last week. Soldiers from KNLA Battalion 102 Company under the command of Lieutenant Saw Eh Ka Mwe fought... Read more ►

Gun battle: Hpa-an police arrest and charge man for drug trafficking and weapon offences

August 16, 2013  •  Author: Taw Win Pan (KIC)

U Kyar Ku, 51 year-old a villager from Kaw Thin Shue, who is on a police wanted list was arrested on August 13 by Hpa-an police and charged with drug and weapon offenses. Speaking to Karen News, a police officer from Myoma Police Station in Hpa-an Townships said. “With inf... Read more ►

KHRG: Villagers wounded by grenades

July 8, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The independent Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), documented in May that two incidents involving grenades and fired by soldiers wounded villagers, including children. The civilians suffered from injuries from grenades of the government’s militia, Border Guard Force, in ... Read more ►

Shan Rights Group: Stop attacking ceasefire groups and civilians…

July 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A Shan human rights group condemned the Burma Army for shelling a Buddhist temple in central Shan State, eastern Burma and said the government disrespects religion, except when it uses it for its own propaganda. The Shan Human Rights Foundation claim that last week Burmese t... Read more ►

Burma Army attacks in Shan State undermine Govt’s claims of human rights reform

July 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Burma’s military has renewed offensives in Shan State this month, leading to displacement of civilians and has occupied a Buddhist temple, turning it into a military base, say local rights group. As Burma’s military attacked the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) last week, a... Read more ►

FBR: Situation for Kachin Refugees Remains Dire

June 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Thousands of displaced civilians fleeing conflict between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in Kachin State, now face a life of extreme hardship with little to no access to food, medicine, clothing and in appalling living conditions. Free Burma Ra... Read more ►

Govt militia in shooting incident at border tax gates

May 11, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shuang (KIC)

A soldier from the government’s controlled Border Guard Force (BGF) is alleged to have repeatedly fired his gun at a boat loaded with cement bags at a tax gate on the River Moei on the Thai-Burma Border. The incident happened on May 7 at tax gate 14 and involved a soldier ... Read more ►

Burma Army takes Shan military camp as nine villages evacuate

May 11, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

A heavy artillery offensive by the Burma Army against a Shan armed group resulted in residents of nine villages being evacuated. Local sources told Karen News that following the Burma Army’s artillery bombardment on May 9 the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State ... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu residents flee from DKBA and Govt militia fighting

May 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Myaing Gyi Ngu villagers have fled fighting between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the government-controlled militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF). A Myaing Gyi Ngu resident said that the fighting started on April 27 and forced villagers from Shwe Nardar Myaing, Pido... Read more ►

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