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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin Independence Army’ (106 found)

Burma: Army Committing Abuses in Kachin State

Burma’s armed forces have committed serious abuses against ethnic Kachin civilians in renewed fighting in Kachin State, Human Rights Watch said today. Since hostilities began over five months ago against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Burmese armed forces have […]

October 18, 2011  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report Exposes Atrocities in Burma’s Newest War

In its new war against Kachin resistance forces, Burma’s regime has deliberately targeted civilians with killings, torture and sexual violence, displacing over 25,000 people during the past four months […]

October 7, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Conflict Escalates as Talk of Change Grows

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is deeply concerned by reports of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Kachin State, Burma. Information received by CSW from Kachin sources indicate an escalation in the Burma Army’s offensive against Kachin […]

October 4, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Regime Demonstrates Continued Lack of Interest in Genuine National Reconciliation

Over the course of the past week the military regime has made several statements suggesting that it wishes to begin the national reconciliation process with ethnic armed groups and opposition activists. Unfortunately, none of these overtures can be considered genuine.

On 17 August, President Thein Sein gave a speech in which he invited any of the ethnic armed groups currently engaged in conflict with the Burma Army to “hold talks with respective [regional] governments if they really favour peace.” But by issuing the invitation only for groups to talk individually with regional government, the regime clearly signaled its intention to continue its policy of only piecemeal talks and agreements, part of its divide and rule strategy […]

August 22, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Growing Numbers of Displaced Kachin Suffer from Burmese Regime’s Blockage of Aid

The refusal of Burma’s military regime to allow international aid to the growing numbers of war-affected Kachin is causing critical hardship for these displaced communities […]

August 16, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Demand to the Chinese Government to Stop Dam Projects and Plea to the Chinese People

Presently Thein Sein regime is waging fierce offensives against Kachin people and the Kachin Independence Army with the aim of implementing dam projects in Kachin State. The world is witnessing damage to Kachin people’s life and property wrought by military assaults. The Chinese government should know better than the whole world about the impact of military assaults in Kachin State as multitudes of refugees are flowing into China […]

July 4, 2011  •  By All Burma Monks' Alliance, 88 Generation Students, Arakan Ray, Democratic Students and Youths Force in Rangoon Division, All Burma Federation of Student Unions, 2007 Generation Students Union, Arakan Students Union, All Burma Youths Union and Basic Education Students Union  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Urging an End to the Violence in Burma

The United States is concerned by on-going violence in Burma’s northern Kachin State and other regions of the country and calls for a halt to hostilities. The Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army began fighting on June 9 and have continued over the past three weeks. We are particularly concerned by the reports of human rights abuses in the area […]

June 24, 2011  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Women Demand Immediate End to Burmese Regime’s Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Northern Burma Offensive

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) is demanding an immediate end to the Burmese military regime’s widespread use of sexual violence in their offensive against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Burma […]

June 21, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release on Chronology of Events of Armed Conflicts in Kachin Conflict

(Unofficial Translation)

We respectfully announce the followings to the people in Kachin State.

(1) There has been fighting between the KIA troops and the Burma army since 9 June 2011.

(2) The KIO (Kachin Independence Organization) never want to make and see the troubles and damages of people.

(3) We make this announcement with an intention to inform the people the true events and to counter the false news story published by Kyee Mon (Mirror) newspaper on 17 June 2011 […]

June 20, 2011  •  By Kachin Independence Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ ျဖစ္ေပၚေနေသာ စစ္ပြဲမ်ားအေပၚ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္၏ ေၾကညာခ်က္

ယခုအခါ တပ္မေတာ္ႏွင့္ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ အေျခစိုက္ KIA အဖြဲ႕တို႕သည္ အျပန္အလွန္ လက္နက္ၾကီးမ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခိုက္ ၾကသျဖင့္ ထိခိုက္ႏွစ္နာ ဆံုးရႈံးမႈမ်ား၊ ေသေၾကပ်က္စီးမႈမ်ား ျဖစ္ေပၚေနေၾကာင္း လူေပါင္းေသာင္းဂဏန္းခ်ီျပီး အိမ္နီးခ်င္း တရုတ္ႏိုင္ငံသို႕ ထြက္ေျပးေနၾကရေၾကာင္း […]

June 20, 2011  •  By National League for Democracy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤