31 STORIES TAGGED ‘PROTEST’

Dawei farmers take to the streets to demand their land back

November 14, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

For the first time in decades, farmers in Dawei Township held a demonstration in Dawei City in an attempt get back farmlands returned to them that were confiscated by the former military regime. Ko Tun Tun Win, a farmer who led the demonstration accused local government offi... Read more ►

Burma clamps down on local protests as multinational developments go ahead

October 2, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Karen News

The jailing of 10 activists by Burma’s government was slammed by regional human rights groups who accused the government of muscling out local villagers in favor of multinational development projects. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), that repr... Read more ►

Rights campaigner jailed for peaceful protest

September 9, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

A leading women’s activist has been jailed after leading a peaceful protest against copper mine project, sparking outrage from human rights groups, including Burma Campaign UK. Naw Ohn Hla, a former political prisoner and leading member of the Democracy and Peace Women Ne... Read more ►

“Our revolution starts today…”

August 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

RANGOON – The 88 Generation Students began its silver jubilee commemoration activities today in Rangoon. The silver jubilee celebrations started at 8am on August 6th and will end on August 8th at the Myanmar Convention Centre in Rangoon. The members of 88 Generation s... Read more ►

Activist jailed for farming on confiscated land and offending ‘Public Tranquility’

July 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

A Rangoon based activist was jailed by the government for his role in organizing anti-government protests with farmers, over land confiscated to make way for a copper mine. Burma Campaign UK, a human rights advocacy group based in the United Kingdom, called on the British Go... Read more ►

Burmese protest U Thein Sein’s Australia trip

March 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

More than 200 Burmans based in Australia staged protest against the president of Burma, U TheinSein during his visit in Australia from News Zealand on March 13. Saw Kyaw Kwi, an Australian based Karen News reporter said protesters demonstrated in front of the Governor-Genera... Read more ►

Protesting Karenni villagers blocked by Gov’t

March 21, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A Karenni environmental group claims that the Burma government blockaded their attempt to join in a protest prayer against the damming of the Salween River last week. Karenni environmentalists from the ‘Love Salween Group’ claim hundreds of Karenni villagers from... Read more ►

Karen militia protest government’s use of violence in copper mine crackdown

December 14, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army took to the streets in the Burma border town of Myawaddy today calling on the Burma government to apologies for the crackdown on Buddhist monks during the Letpandaung copper mine protest and to end its military offensive against the ethnic ... Read more ►

Peace Day protesters prepared to test the law

September 25, 2012  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

Organizers of a peaceful protest in Rangoon last week said at the time that they were willing to test the law, now that authorities have arrested them. Today nine of the demonstrators that took part in last week’s protests held during the United Nation’s International Pe... Read more ►

Malaysia: Burma’s ethnic people call for government to stop military attacks and abuses

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

In recent months the Burma Army has increased its attacks on ethnic people. The Burma Army has been accused of rape, forced labor and firing artillery shells indiscriminately into villages. The ethnic protests against the government’s military offensives have spread to nei... Read more ►

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