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Myanmar: Silencing Dissent

Journalists Phyo and her husband Ko Soe Ya are determined to keep publishing, despite Myanmar’s military forcing the closure of their office, revoking their licence, issuing warrants for their arrest and an underground trek to what they thought was to be a safe border location. Monsoon rains ease as Phyo takes time to reflect on the life-changing events, she and…

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Kawthoolei Army: How a broken system and a disrespect for the rules of law in the KNU gave birth to another armed group in Karen State

By Saw Greh Moo* Gen. Ner Dah Mya was sacked last year by the Karen National Union over the alleged killing of 25 suspected Burmese military spies in one of his KNDO-controlled areas in southern Karen state. Gen. Ner Dah Mya has vowed to fight the military regime independent of the Karen National Union. The announcement brought a swift response…

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State Administration Council Continues to Order Air Strikes, Ground Attacks Causing Increased Displacement and Civilian Deaths

The IKO said recent Burma Army attacks were responsible for the deaths of Karen civilians. “At least thirteen people, including two children, have been killed in increased attacks by the Burmese military, which are taking place in several different parts of Karen State, worsening the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the country.” The military-appointed State Administration Council ordered its…

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Burma’s Military Coup Council Violates Thai Air Space to Attack and Kill Villagers

Thai villagers said the SAC fighter jets flew 5kms into Thailand territory three times. A local driver told Karen News “it was scary, they made three big circles before crossing back into Burma to fire rockets.” The SAC fighter jets entered Thailand’s air space over Phop Phra district around 11;30am on Thursday morning. Thai villagers said the sight of foreign…

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Political Prisoners held in Hpa-an Jail are Tortured, Denied Access to Medical Treatment, Family Visits and Clean Drinking Water

In Hpa-an Prison, Karen state, many people have been injured as the prison staff closed the doors and tortured political prisoners. Karen News investigated that during those days, the conjugal visits were closed, and prisoners were not allowed to get medical treatment. A source at the jail told Karen News, “I know, all prisoners were locked in and shot by…

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Burma Army War on Civilians Continues – Casualties Rise

The UN agency responsible for refugees, UNHCR reported “as of 4 April 2022, there were an estimated 907,500 Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) across Myanmar including 560,900 newly displaced since 1 February 2021. These include 234,600 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South-East Myanmar and 227,300 IDPs in the North-West.” The Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO), estimates at least 46 civilians have been…

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Lay Kay Kaw Residents Demand Burma Army and BGF Withdraw Soldiers from Villages, Take Responsibility for Landmines

The meeting held in the Palu Gyi village temple was attended by Burma Army, Border Guard Force (BGF), Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) troops, and villagers on the morning of June 5th. Displaced people from Lay Kay Kaw village, who had been forced from their homes by Burma Army and its sponsored BGF militia, said it was only possible to…

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DKBA Leader Claims Fighting in Lay Kay Kaw Supported by Foreign Funds

The meeting held at the Palu Gyi village temple on June 5th was attended by troops funded by the military-appointed State Administration Council and included the Border Guard Force militia, sponsored and under the control of the Burma Army, DKBA soldiers and local villagers. General Saw Steel alleged at the meeting the Junta’s opponents were using the war as a…

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Civil Society Alliance: ‘UN Funds at Risk of Being Used as Weapon Against People of Myanmar…’

The statement warned ASEAN and UN are at risk of being conspirators in the Military’s State Administration Council plans to use humanitarian aid as a weapon. The Civil Society Alliance warned if ASEAN and the UN continue to work with the Military Council on aid assessments, due to start in June, those communities in desperate need of humanitarian assistance would…

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Myanmar’s Military Coup Leaders Plan to Hang Political Prisoners

The execution of the four political prisoners – Phyo Zeya Thaw, Ko Jimmy, Hla Myo Aung and Aung Thura Zaw – was confirmed by the military regime’s spokesperson, Zaw Min Tun when he speaking to local media. The Democratic Voice of Burma reported, Zaw Min Tun told the Voice of Myanmar, the executions would go ahead. “They will be executed…

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