15 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN MARTYR’S DAY’

Karen Martyrs’ Day Organizers Sentenced to 15 Days Jail – Thousands March to Court in Support of Activists

October 2, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Three Karen activists arrested for organizing a peaceful community ceremony to commemorate the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day in Rangoon were given 15-days in jail by Kyauktada Township court today, October 2, 2019. The three organizers, Karen Women Union, chairperson, Naw Ohn Hl... Read more ►

Karen Arrested for Organizing Peaceful Martyrs Day Event

September 20, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s government has come under scrutiny for arresting three Karen for organizing a peaceful community ceremony and to use the word ‘Martyrs’. The event was to commemorate the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day held in Rangoon on August 12. The three organizers, Karen Women U... Read more ►

Five Organizers of Karen Martyrs’ Day Event Face Charges under Ward/Village Law

August 16, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

Local authorities are planning to charge five organizers of the 68th Karen Martyrs’ Day event under the Ward and Village Tract Administration Law for holding the commemoration without permission at the Kayin People’s Party (KPP) office in Hinthada Township, Irrawaddy Reg... Read more ►

Despite Official Threats to Stop Karen Martyrs’ Day – It Marches On – Commemorated in the Delta Region

August 14, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

Karen leaders in the Irrawaddy Region ignored warnings and threats from Burmese authorities trying to stop Karen people commemorating the annual Martyr Day on August 12. The Karen leaders from Hinthada Township are angry at the Burmese authorities for disturbing and threaten... Read more ►

68th Karen Martyrs’ Day to be Held in Various Cities

August 10, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The 68th Karen Martyrs’ Day will be held in cities like Yangon, Myaungmya, Kangyidaunt, and Pantanaw on August 12, the ceremony coordinators said to Karen News. Kangyidaunt Township Karen Literature and Culture Committee’s chair Mahn San Win told Karen News that the Kare... Read more ►

Fight for Self-determination Must Continue Through Peaceful Means: KNLA General

August 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A leader of the Karen National Liberation Army has called for continuing the fight for ethnic autonomy, but through peaceful, political means. Speaking on the 67th anniversary of Karen National Martyrs’ Day, General Saw Johnny said Karen autonomy has not yet been realized,... Read more ►

Despite its Legal Status, Karen Martyrs’ Day Well Attended

August 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort

For the second year running the Burma’s government allowed Karen people to commemorate their Martyrs’ Day in Rangoon. The 65th Karen Martyrs’ Day was held at the Judson Hall on August 12, 2015. This year’s event organized by Karen youth groups packed out the ... Read more ►

Karen People Honour Martys

August 18, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

August 12 marks the Karen Martyrs’ Day and its people scattered around the world take time to honor and remember those who died for freedom. Every year Karen leaders, soldiers and civilians commemorate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the cause of the Karen ... Read more ►

63rd Karen Martyrs’ Day…the struggle goes on…

August 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Today is the 63rd anniversary of Karen Martyrs’ Day that commemorates Karen leaders and civilians who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the Karen people under successive Burma military regimes. In a letter addressing all Karen people, General Mutu Say Po, chairman of... Read more ►

Martyrs’ Day Commemorated

August 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Hundreds of refugees in southern Thailand gathered today to commemorate the Karen Martyrs’ Day on 12 August. The Karen refugees from the Tham Hin camp joined to commemorate the 63rd Anniversary of Karen Martyrs’ Day. Saw Raymond Bu, head of Tham Hin refugee commi... Read more ►

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