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Posts Tagged ‘Armed Conflict’ (233 found)

Ongoing Conflict Continues to Engender Human Rights Abuses with no End in Sight

While the attention of the international community remains on developments in Naypyidaw, armed conflict between the Burma Army and ethnic resistance groups continues in Karen, Shan and Kachin States, largely outside the view of the international community. As part of these conflicts Thein Sein’s government has been targeting civilians for attacks that likely constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes. On Friday 7 October the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) released a report entitled Burma’s Covered up War: Atrocities Against the Kachin People. The report describes the atrocities, including rape, torture, forced portering, murder and the use of human shields, committed by the regime and its army in the four months since the regime launched its attack on the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), breaking a seventeen year ceasefire […]

October 10, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Appeal of UNFC to the People and International Community

At the oath taking ceremony for assuming presidential duties, President U Thein Sein said that he would endeavor for national unity and the growth of the union spirit, which was true nationalism. On August 18, the government made overture for peace talk with the Union Government […]

October 8, 2011  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  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 ➤

Burma’s Covered Up War: Atrocities Against the Kachin People

At the same time as Thein Sein’s government is engaging in public relations maneuvers designed to make it appear that reform is taking place, its army is perpetrating atrocities against the Kachin people on a widespread and systematic basis. Seven 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 ➤

The Situation of Human Rights for Students and Youth in Burma

The situation of human rights for students and youth in Burma is grave. Violence, forced labor and forced recruitment into the armed forces are preventing the youth of Burma from reaching their potential. There is a lack of opportunities for education and meaningful work which has led a large number of Burma’s young people […]

September 30, 2011  •  By Students and Youth Congress of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Post Election Chronology of Armed Conflict in Burma (7 November 2010 – 3 June 2011)

NDD is researching and documenting armed conflicts occurred throughout Burma after Burma’s 2010 Elections and has produced Post Election Chronology of Armed Conflicts in Burma. The report files important incidences of fighting covering 7 November 2010 to 3 June 2011 […]

September 30, 2011  •  By Network for Democracy and Development  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျပည္တြင္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ တျပည္လံုးအတိုင္းအတာျဖင့္ အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရး လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ တိုက္တြန္း

ျမန္မာအစိုးရတပ္ႏွင့္ ကခ်င္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ (KIA) တို႕ လက္တေလာအေျခအေနတြင္ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ား ျပင္းထန္စြာ ျဖစ္ေပၚေနျခင္းအေပၚ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ား အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအေနျဖင့္) အထူးစိုးရိမ္ ပူပန္မိသည္ […]

September 28, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

On 26 September, the President of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) Lanyaw Zawng Hra wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding national reconciliation Burma […]

September 27, 2011  •  By President of the Kachin Independence Organization, Lanyaw Zawng Hra  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Activists Demand Real Change in Burma Rather than the Regime’s “Charm Offensive”

In September 2007, the world witnessed Burma regime’s violent crackdown on the thousands of monks and people from Burma peacefully demonstrating for change in Burma. Four years later, 2,000 political prisoners including 222 monks remain behind bars. Those responsible for the brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in 2007 are still in power behind a democratic façade thanks to the sham elections in 2010. They continue to run the country with impunity, free to continue committing serious human rights violations, especially in ethnic areas.

To remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country and to remind the world to keep an eye on what’s happening in Burma, as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asked this week, groups inside Burma and around the world are hosting events calling on the international community to maintain pressure on Burma’s regime until it carries out genuine democratic transition, beginning with the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and bringing an end to impunity for human rights abusers […]

September 26, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤