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Multiple forces in the Divide, An Update on Karen 7th Brigade Region

Once one of the strongest regions in Burma for the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the area around KNLA 6th Brigade now stands as one of the most divided […]

May 20, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Update and Map on the Current Situation in Kachin State

30 April 2300: An estimated 40 Burma Army soldiers from Nmawk, entered into Namsai, Wa Baw village, and took away four civilians; Maran La Seng, Maran Naw, Hpauswi Brang Nan and Hpauswi Naw San […]

May 11, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYANMAR: Why the U.S. Should Maintain Existing Sanctions Authority

Fortify RightsIs now the time for the U.S. Government to drop all sanctions on Myanmar (also known as Burma)? A network of corporate lobbyists and business associations are seeking to convince the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on the country by letting the existing sanctions authority expire this month […]

May 9, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FBR Report: Burma Army Launches Attacks Across Kachin State

The Burma Army is currently launching small scale attacks across different areas of Kachin and Shan states. They have killed and wounded several villagers, including ​wounding ​a 7-year-old girl and ​killing a 60 year-old woman, and displaced thousands in an attempt to gain total control over the region […]

April 29, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army expansion, abuses along Kokang-China border creating scores of “ghost villages”

Burma Army expansion and ongoing abuses since last year in mountainous areas along the Kokang-China border is making it impossible for tens of thousands of Kokang refugees to return home, according to interviews carried out by SHRF in March 2016 […]

April 21, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015

Burma has a quasi-parliamentary system of government in which national parliament selects the president and constitutional provisions grant one-quarter of national, regional, and state parliamentary seats to active-duty military appointees […]

April 13, 2016  •  By The United States Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Save The Namtu River

SHRF coversIn January 2016, Burma’s state media reported that Naypyidaw was proceeding with four new hydropower dams on the Namtu (Myitnge or Dokhtawaddy) River, three of which are in conflict areas of Shan State […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation, Shan Sapawa Environmental and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Opium Production Spreads to Chin State

Free Burma Rangers (FBR) recently finished a mission to document opium production in Chin State, Burma. Chin State is not widely known in Burma for its production of opium […]

March 29, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Presentation on The Union Report: Occupation and Industry

Occupation and IndustryThe most recent census in Myanmar was undertaken in 2014. The census employed a de facto methodology where, with some exceptions, individuals were enumerated at the place they were residing on the 29th of March 2014 (Census Night). This census was undertaken after more than three decades; the last censuses were conducted in 1983 and 1973 […]

March 28, 2016  •  By The United Nations Population Fund  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Political imprisonment in numbers

Today, Amnesty International released the report New expression meets old repression. Here is a look at some of the key numbers behind the growing crackdown on freedom of expression in Myanmar […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤