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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Army’ (238 found)

Gang-rape in Church Highlights Burma Army Impunity for Sexual Violence in Kachin Conflict

The gang-rape and prolonged torture of a woman in a church near the Kachin-China border town of Pang Wa in early May show the ongoing impunity for sexual violence enjoyed by the Burma Army.

On May 1, 2012, a patrol of Burmese troops from two battalions (Light Infantry Battalion 347 and Infantry Battalion 118) arrived at Luk Pi village, Chipwi township, northwest of Pang Wa […]

May 18, 2012  •  By Kachin Women's Association – Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္မွ ကခ်င္ႏွင့္ ပေလာင္ပူးေပါင္းတပ္ဖြဲ႔အား ထုိးစစ္ဆင္ခဲ့

ရွမ္းျပည္ေျမာက္ပုိင္း၊ ေက်ာက္မဲခရုိင္၊ နမ္ဆန္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ဟုိနမ္းရြာအနီးတ၀ုိက္တြင္ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ ေမလ ၁၅ရက္ေန႔ ညေန၃ နာရီခြဲအခ်ိန္၌ ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္ ခလရ တပ္ရင္း (၅၀၂)သည္ ကခ်င္လြတ္လပ္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္(KIA) တပ္ရင္း(၃၄)ႏွင့္ တပ္ရင္းမွဴး မုိင္းဟို၀္ပႅါင္ ဦးေဆာင္ေသာ ပေလာင္အမ်ဳိးသား လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး တပ္မေတာ္ […]

May 15, 2012  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Extraordinary Meeting of the UNFC

The extraordinary meeting of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) attended by the UNFC central executive committee members and top leaders of the member organizations was held from May 8 to 9, 2012, at a certain place on the Thai-Burma border […]

May 10, 2012  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Burns Villagers’ Homes to the Ground

Burma Army soldiers burnt down the homes of six villagers in Nam San Yang Township in Burma’s Kachin State, near the China-Burma border, on 25 March 2012. The soldiers belong to the Tatmadaw 388 Light Infantry Division, which has been terrorizing civilians in Kachin State […]

March 30, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Ransacks Church in Bhamo District

On 13 March the Burma Army ransacked Sin Lum Pang Mu Baptist Church in Pang Mu village, located in Bhamo district. According to Reverend Jangmaw Gam Maw, pastor of Pang Mu Church, soldiers from the 33rd battalion of the Burma Army’s 88th Infantry Division […]

March 26, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Moves in to Enforce Eviction Order at Myitsone

On March 17 five Burma army trucks and various government vehicles entered Tanghpre village at the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam site in an apparent attempt to enforce an eviction order and intimidate people to move out from the village […]

March 21, 2012  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Untold Miseries: Wartime Abuses and Forced Displacement in Kachin State

In his March 2011 inauguration speech, Burmese President Thein Sein emphasized the importance of ending Burma’s several ethnic armed conflicts, declaring that more than 60 years of ethnic warfare in Burma were due to “dogmatism, sectarian strife, and racism.” Burma’s ethnic minorities had, he said […]

March 20, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Reforms Yet to Reach Kachin State

The Burmese government has committed serious abuses and blocked humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of displaced civilians since June 2011, in fighting in Burma’s northern Kachin State, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today […]

March 20, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Soldiers Disrupt Christian Conference; Threaten MP at Gunpoint in Burma’s Chin State

Burma Army soldiers disrupted a Christian conference and threatened an MP at gunpoint in western Burma’s Chin State, the Chin Human Rights Organization has learned. The incident took place on 10 March during a gathering of more than 1,000 delegates […]

March 20, 2012  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma’s Ethnic Areas

With a population of over 50 million people, Burma is comprised of eight major ethnic nationalities: Burman, Shan, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Chin, Kachin and Arakan. Burma’s ethnic groups demand equality, autonomy […]

March 8, 2012  •  By Info Birmanie and Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤