176 STORIES TAGGED ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’

Fortify Rights Accuse Burma Authorities and Government of Cutting Aid to Civilians as Bombing Continues – Demands China Does More to Protect Refugees

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Fortify Rights, an international human rights organization called on the government of China to offer safe refuge to “thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns.” Fortify Rights in a statement on Friday 13 J... Read more ►

HRW Blame Government Military for Burning Villages in Rakhine State
 – “Witnesses and Satellite Imagery Reveal Pattern of Burning”

December 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The New York based Human Rights Watch have issued a report claiming that satellite imagery and on the ground interviews with refugees support allegations that places “responsibility for burnings of Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine State squarely with the Burmese mili... Read more ►

Burma Army, BGF and DKBA Human Rights Abuses Push Displaced Villagers To the Edge of Health Crisis

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Free Burma Rangers released a report documenting human rights abuses during fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force on Karen villagers. FBR state that the villagers in the Karen National Lib... Read more ►

Burma Army Tortures Three Farmers for Talking Loudly and Shoots Farmer in Mong Yen, Northern Shan State

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by the Shan Human Rights Foundation on December 6, 2016, details the torture and shooting of villagers in northern Shan State. The statement alleged that three villagers were “tortured for speaking loudly.” The SHRF report that on “November 13, 201... Read more ►

Community Groups Demand Justice for Murdered Karen Women Activist – and Her Killer Caught

November 28, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

A number of concerned civil society organizations have issued a statement demanding an investigation into the murder of a young Karen women activist, Naw Chit Pandaing, stabbed to death on November 19, in Dawei Town. Naw Chit Pandaing was a human right activist and a former ... Read more ►

Worried Community Opposes Power Plant Proposed to Run Myaing Galay Cement Plant

October 14, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar and Saw Nyunt Thaung

Local residents and community leaders gathered to meet with local press at Zayat Phyu village on October 8, to express their opposition against the proposed coal power plant to supply electricity for the No.2 Myaing Galay cement plant near Hpa-an. On the mid-September 2016, ... Read more ►

VALE DESMOND BALL – 1947 to 2016 – “He stood with the oppressed people of Burma…”

October 12, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Professor Desmond Ball, academic, military strategist and author of more than 40 books on military intelligence, died today at 3:35pm Australian time. Des work was impressive. He spent time inside US top secret nuclear and command centres, advising the CIA, the White House a... Read more ►

HRW: US Government ‘Should Retain Key Sanctions’

September 9, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The New York based human rights organisation Human Rights Watch has called on the US Government to retain ‘key sanctions’ in order to keep pressure on the Burmese military to reform. “US sanctions are focused on the Burmese military and its cronies, not the people of B... Read more ►

*INVESTIGATION-Abuses, exploitation rife in Myanmar’s forgotten prison labour camps

September 6, 2016  •  Author: Swe Win

Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison labour camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds. NAUNG CHO TOWNSHIP, Shan State (Myanmar Now) – Under the glare of the midday sun, several dozen men wearing blue o... Read more ►

Refugee Community on the Thai-Burma Border Caught in Hard Place

September 2, 2016  •  Author: Jami Campbell

Funding cuts have decreased food rations, negatively impacted already weakened health care and education systems, and a resettlement process has taken many in community leadership roles before replacements can be adequately trained. Refugees feel they are being forced to ... Read more ►

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