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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Army’ (238 found)

Kachin Organizations/Civil Society Groups Call for Investigation into Burma Army’s War Crimes in Laiza

We, the undersigned Kachin organisations, wish to express our grave concern over the widespread human rights violations being committed by the Burmese army against Kachin civilians, including the ongoing indiscriminate shelling of residential areas of Laiza, which recently led to the death of three civilians aged between 14 and 65, and injury of four others […]

January 15, 2013  •  By Kachin civil society groups  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Must End Offensives and Dialogue with Ethnic Armed Groups for a National Political Settlement

We have entered a new year after a year and a half of fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Since the war started, it is estimated that up to 100,000 people have been displaced. These refugees are living in Burma’s coldest area and receive very little humanitarian assistance as aid workers, including those from the United Nations, are often denied access to them.

The intensity of war against the KIA has reached a crisis point after the Burma Army launched a series of air strikes in late December. After exposure of footage on the internet of the air strikes the government had no choice but to admit the use of military jets and attack helicopters in carrying out targeted attacks. Today, the Burma Army injured and killed civilians in its attack on Laiza, the KIA headquarters. Yet the government still insists that it is not launching offensives but acting in self-defence. It is now unthinkable how far the Burma Army might go to win this war […]

January 14, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Deaths A War Crime – Thousands More In Danger

Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government and United States to adopt a much more robust approach with the government of Burma in order to persuade President Thein Sein to halt Burmese Army attacks against the ethnic Kachin minority in Burma […]

January 14, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls For International Action to Pressure Burmese Government to Stop Attacks in Kachin State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called for international action following the Burma Army’s bombardment of Laiza, on the China-Burma border, in which three civilians, including a 76 year-old Christian pastor and a 15 year-old boy, were killed and four others injured […]

January 14, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Organization’s Statement on Thein Sein Government and Burmese Army Airstrike Attacks Against Kachin Civilians and KIO/KIA

Since June 2011, Burmese troops started war against Kachin Independence Army (KIA) as Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) became a government after 2010 election. Kachin Independence Organization the political wing of KIA sincerely conduct peace talk […]

December 31, 2012  •  By 11 Kachin Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges Burma’s Government to Stop Military Offensive Against Kachin Immidiately

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urged Burma’s military to end its offensive against the majority Christian Kachin people in northern Burma immediately, and called on the international community to put pressure on the government of Burma to engage […]

December 28, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Continued Use of Military-issued Instructions Denies Rights

Much has been made in recent times of the continued use in Burma of antiquated and anti-human rights laws from the country’s decades of military rule, as well as from the colonial era. While legislators discuss the amendment or revocation of some laws […]

November 5, 2012  •  By Asian Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Take Action: Write to the Government of Burma About the Air Force Officer Tortured and Jailed for 20 years Over Internet Use

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been alerted to the case of an air force officer currently serving a 20-year jail sentence for posting articles online critical of the armed forces. Ne Lynn Dwe was taken by military intelligence […]

October 15, 2012  •  By Asian Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Louder Than Words: An Agenda for Action to End State Use of Child Soldiers

Louder Than Words CoverThe report “Louder than words: An agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers” is published to mark the tenth anniversary year of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It examines the record of states in protecting children from use in hostilities by their own forces and by state-allied armed groups. It finds that, while governments’ commitment to ending child soldier use is high, the gap between commitment and practice remains wide. Research for the report shows that child soldiers have been used in armed conflicts by 20 states since 2010, and that children are at risk of military use in many more […]

September 25, 2012  •  By Child Soldiers International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls on Burma Army to Stop Attacks on Kachin and Begin a Peace Process After One Year of War

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urges Burma’s President Thein Sein and the country’s army to stop military offensives in Kachin State, and initiate a political dialogue and peace process with the ethnic armed group, the Kachin Independence Organisation […]

June 8, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤