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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin Independence Army’ (106 found)

Burma: Kachin Civilians Killed Despite Agreement to End Hostilities

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that a Kachin civilian named Zahkung Lum Hkawng was tortured, beaten and shot dead by the Burmese Army in Northern Shan State on 14 June. The killing occurred just weeks after the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) signed a seven-point agreement […]

June 28, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

World Must Act to End Burmese Military Aggression Against Kachin

A new report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) details widespread civilian casualties from recent Burma Army offensives in Kachin areas and urges international pressure to end military aggression against the Kachin people […]

February 28, 2013  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U Thein Sein Government Violated the Laws Associated with KIA

On the 28 January, the government owned newspaper released the news that a civilian died and three motor cycles were destroyed from the bomb blast committed by the KIA. One of the civilians exposed that the news was fabricated with false evidence. Therefore, on January 31st, the government owned newspaper had to release an apology paper […]

January 31, 2013  •  By Legal Aid Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: Dossier of Cases From Kachin State Released

The Asian Human Rights Commission on Monday released a special dossier of recent cases of arrest, detention, torture and extortion carried out by Burma military and police personnel in Kachin State.

The 36 cases from 2012 have all been conducted under the Unlawful Associations Act, 1908, a draconian colonial-era statute under which contact with groups that the government identifies as “unlawful” constitutes a criminal offence. The cases in the 69-page dossier have all been brought against people for alleged contact with the Kachin Independence Army […]

January 21, 2013  •  By Asian Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Halt Indiscriminate Attacks in Kachin State

The Burmese army appears to have indiscriminately shelled the town of Laiza in northern Burma’s Kachin State in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch urged the government to allow humanitarian agencies access to tens of thousands of ethnic Kachin displaced […]

January 18, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Protect Civilians Caught in the Kachin State Conflict, Investigate Attacks

Myanmar must take all possible steps to avoid civilian casualties in Kachin state, Amnesty International said after three people were killed in air strikes which were reportedly carried out by the armed forces in the region […]

January 15, 2013  •  By Amnesty International  •  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 ➤

United Nationalities Federal Council Annual Meeting Statement

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) herewith issue a statement on resolution adopted by the following member and affiliate organizations in the annual meeting held from the 7th to 10th of January 2013 in a place on Thai-Burma border […]

January 10, 2013  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  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 ➤