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Karen Rights Groups Condemn Burma Army’s Use of Women as Human Shields Against Landmines and Attacks

Naw K’Nyaw Paw, secretary of the Karen Women Organization explained to Karen News as the Burma Army increases its offensives in ethnic regions women are abused. “The [Burma] army entered villages, take up positions in the village and then use local villagers as their protection. They [Burma Army] stay in the village and forcibly take villagers, especially women, when they…

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Photo evidence the Burma Army uses civilians as human shields

The humanitarian organisation Free Burma Rangers has released photographic evidence showing that the Burma Army forces civilians to act as human shields and minesweepers in conflict areas. In a statement released on October 23, Free Burma Rangers, said that on 5th June this year during a firefight with Karen National Liberation Army fighters in Dooplaya District, Burma Army soldiers mortared…

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