Burma Keeping Political Prisoners Lock Up

April 25, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Campaign UK, a human rights advocacy group has called for the release of U Gambira, a prominent political activist arrested in January, and “all the remaining political prisoners in Burma. U Gambira was arrested on January 19th this year while visiting Burma from... Read more ►

Karen General Joins Environmental and Community Groups Who Want Govt To Halt All Mega Hydro-power Dam Projects On The Salween River

March 17, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A coalition of Karen environmental community based groups, the Karen River Watch, joined with local villagers to protest the building of hydro-power dams on the Salween River. The protesters called for all mega hydro-power projects on Salween River to stop. The protest marke... Read more ►

Asian Human Rights Commission Supports Student Leaders Boycott Of Burma’s ‘Failed’ Judicial System

March 16, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Student leaders from the All Burma Federation of Student Union’s have announced they will boycott the country’s judicial system and have announced a “Failed Law” calling for a change to the 2008 constitution. The campaign was sparked by a crackdown by... Read more ►

Naw Ohn Hla’s Jailing Highlights Ongoing Suppression of Political Dissent, Human Rights Organisation Claims

March 15, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In spite of recent reforms and the release of political prisoners, the numbers still in jail in Burma are significant, a human rights advocacy organisation based in the United Kingdom has said. Burma Campaign UK, said it had launched a campaign to highlight the issue of poli... Read more ►

Government Continues to Arrest Political Dissidents

October 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Human Rights organisations have expressed growing alarm over the Burma Government continuing to use draconian legislation to imprison political opponents. A report by Fortify Rights and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic found that police used unwarrant... Read more ►

Garment Workers – Demand Award Wages, Lunch Breaks and Reasonable Overtime Hours

July 17, 2015  •  Author: S' Phan Shuang

About 700 migrant workers from the Garman (aka A1) garment factory in Mae Sot, Thailand staged a protest over seven demands. Karen News is led to understand that the factory workers have been in negotiations since July 4, with the factory owners and officials but have yet to... Read more ►

HRW: Burma Govt’ Behind “Crackdown” on Student Activists

July 17, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s Government is intensifying intimidation and arrest of student activists as a nationwide election nears on November 8, 2015. In recent weeks student activist leaders have been arrested without notice and arbitrarily detained. Last week security forces arrested ... Read more ►

Villagers Protest Hydropower Dam – “This Is Our Land – We Want It Back…”

May 19, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar

Karen villagers whose lands were taken by companies to build a hydropower dam are angry and now want their lands returned. The villagers from the Palet Wa region in Thandaung Township lost their homes and land to a hydro-power dam in Htantabin Township are protesting and dem... Read more ►

MAY DAY: Labor Activists Still In Jail For Demanding A $1 Pay Rise

May 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma government continued its crackdown on political activists with the February arrest of two union leaders who demanded a $1 pay rise for garment workers. The Burma Campaign UK, on the eve of May Day, called for the “immediate and unconditional release of two union ... Read more ►

Refugees Protest Over ‘Unfair’ UNHCR Program

January 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Refugees on the Thai Burma border are furious over what they perceive as ‘bias’ in the United Nations High Commission for Refugees resettlement program. Refugees from Nu Poe Camp, based in Thailand’s Tak’s province, on the Thai-Burma border, marched in protest, claim... Read more ►

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