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Karen Alliance Condemns Lack of Transparency and Claims Burma Army Cover-up in Naw Mu Naw’s Murder Trial

KPSN said the “family and community need to know if justice has been done for the killing. KPSN said “there are strong doubts whether the trial was fairly conducted, given the military’s earlier claims that the soldiers killed Mu Naw ‘accidentally’.” The Burma Army said on August 2, two soldiers who robbed and killed Naw Mu Naw, a mother of…

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Naw Mu Naw Murder – Protests Grow – 4,500 Villagers Demand Justice and Immediate Withdrawal of Burma Army Camps

As many as 4,650 villagers from 114 villages in Papun Township marched from Taung Thone Lone [Burma Army outpost] to KaMaMaung on July 28, 2020. This is the second protest staged by villagers following the murder of a Karen woman by two Burma Army soldiers based in the area. Local sources said the two soldiers are the in custody, but…

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Karen Groups Demand Justice for Murdered Villager and an End to Military Impunity

Naw Mu Naw, a 40 years old and mother of three, from Po Lo Hta village in Papun (Mutraw) district in the Northern Karen State, was shot and killed at her home by two Burma army soldiers who also stole her jewellery. The two soldiers, identified as private Than Soe Lwin and Hein Min Htet from Ku Thu Hta (Hla…

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FBR Allege Burma Army Rob and Kill 103 year-old Grandmother

Burma Army soldiers from the 88th Division have allegedly killed two civilians, including a 103-year-old, in Kachin State. The incident, which occurred on the 21st of March at around 10:30 in the morning, saw soldiers from two battalions attack Mahtek Village, in Mansi Township near the Kachin Independence Army’s 27th Battalion area. Villagers fled the attack and sought refuge in…

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Shan Human Rights Foundation urges UN to investigate shootings, killings and torture of civilians by Burma Army in Kokang area

The Shan Human Rights Foundation claim they have collected evidence that proves that the Burma army is murdering and torturing civilians in the Kokang area of Shan state. In a statement released Wednesday, 4th March Shan Human Rights Foundation said. “Burma Army soldiers have been indiscriminately shooting at civilians, causing injury and death; have used civilians as hostages for ambush;…

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*The killing and the claims of a cover-up

Aung Kyaw Naing’s death in military custody has triggered fears the government is sending a message that no journalist in the country is safe. The Committee to Protect Journalists estimates that up to Sept 10 this year, 40 journalists had been killed while reporting. The name of Myanmar journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Par Gyi, who was killed…

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No Cover-up — Killing Of Journalist Needs Investigating And Killer/s Prosecuted

The killing of freelance journalist, Aung Kyaw Naing, (also known as Par Gyi), while held in custody by the Burma Army in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, has outraged human rights organizations and journalist groups. The Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) bluntly stated in a media statement released yesterday that Aung Kyaw Naing’s death “is a shocking reminder of how…

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Burma Army soldier stabs breastfeeding mother

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 death. The woman’s grief-stricken husband said, Burma Army soldiers operating in the area, fatally stabbed Daw…

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Villagers killed in Burma Army attack

Villagers who witnessed two civilians killed last week say Burma Army soldiers on a search and kill mission fired indiscriminately into a jungle hiding site killing the two civilians in Southern Burma, on August 21. A local Karen National Union source from Mergui-Tavoy District (Tenasserim Division) told Karen News that soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion 555, led by Commander Zaw…

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