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Posts Tagged ‘Border Guard Force’ (33 found)

Burma Army Displays Blatant Disregard for 21st Century Panglong Peace Process

2h9a4330-aThe Burma Army continued to launch offensives throughout Karen and Kachin States this past week […]

October 3, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen State September 2016 Conflict: The Real Motivations Behind Renewed War

karen-rivers-watchWhile the Burmese government and Karen leaders are holding historic peace talks in Naypyidaw, the Burma Army and its Border Guard Force (BGF) wages war in Karen State to expand its control over Karen territories, in order to push for an environmentally and socially destructive hydropower project on the Salween River – the Hatgyi Dam […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army’s actions in Karen State threaten to expand fighting, endangering peace process and displaced people’s return

YANGON, MYANMAR (Sept. 29, 2016) — A continued Burma military offensive into the contested Hat Gyi dam area threatens to ignite fighting with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and imperils a 4-year-old ceasefire, says Karen Rivers Watch […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hpa-an Situation Update: Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, March to May 2016

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, Hpa-an District between March and May 2016, including the building of stupas, road construction, taxation and healthcare […]

September 26, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Legal Analysis Statement on current armed conflict in Karen State from the perspective of human rights and the rule of law vis-a-vis the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Since the second week of September 2016, fighting has resumed between the DKBA and Burmese Army and its subsidiary Karen Border Guard Force. This can erode the trust of ethnic nationalities in the government and Burmese military leaders who are taking the leading role in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) process […]

September 19, 2016  •  By Legal Aid Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army and Proxy Army Send IDP’s Running in Hpa-An district, Karen State

4,000 ethnic Karen were sent running from their homes by a sudden surge in violence in the Karen State […]

September 19, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen National Union Statement on Military Activities by Government Tatmadaw (Army) and BGF Forces in Mae Thawaw Region in Contact with Pa-an and Papun Districts

The Karen National Union (KNU) has signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Union of Myanmar Government and has given priority to the peace processes and has been undertaking the realization of them with the Union Government, including the Tatmadaw […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free Burma Rangers: Update on Burma Army Activity in Kachin State, Burma

0006-Kachin-23581-768x1024During August/September there has been increased troop activity and clashes between the Burma Army and ethnic resistance groups in Kachin & Northern Shan States. As elections draw near Burma Army troops are heavily reinforcing their positions with supplies and soldiers. Despite ceasefire discussions the Burma Army has refused to halt military operations against Kachin and Shan groups as well as against civilians […]

October 29, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of KNLA on signing of the NCA by the KNU

ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ (KNLA) သည္ ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးႏွင့္ကာကြယ္ ေရးအတြက္ KNU ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားအစည္းအရုံးမွဖဲြ႔စည္းသည့္ ကရင့္အမ်ိဳးသားေတာ္လွန္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္တစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္သည္။ အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍မိမိတို႔တပ္မေတာ္မွ ေအာက္ပါရပ္တည္ခ်က္မႈမ်ားကုိ ဆုံးျဖတ္ခ်မွတ္ခဲ့သည္ […]

October 14, 2015  •  By Karen National Liberation Army  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human rights violations by Second Lieutenant Tha Beh of BGF Battalion #1014 in Hpapun District, between 2012 and 2015

This News Bulletin describes forced labour, violent abuse, threats, arbitrary taxation and demands, and fighting committed by Second Lieutenant Tha Beh of Border Guard Force (BGF) Battalion #1014 between 2012 and 2015. Second Lieutenant Tha Beh has committed numerous human rights violations in the regions under his influence, such as A—, B—, and C— areas, in Pa Zwun Myaung village tract, Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District. On January 13th 2014, Second Lieutenant Tha Beh violently abused a villager from G— village, Bu Tho Township for logging without paying him a tax, resulting in the villager’s arm being broken. Second Lieutenant Tha Beh also fined the villager 300,000 kyat (US $257.07) after the abuse […]

September 7, 2015  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤