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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin State’ (265 found)

Statement of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on Its Trip to the Kachin State (5/2012)

The Secretary of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and two members of the Commission visited Myitkyina and Waingmaw of the Kachin State from 23 to 27 July 2012 and carried out the following tasks of the Commission […]

August 14, 2012  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Commission Recognises Kachin Abuses

Burma’s national human rights commission (MNHRC) has accused the army of committing serious abuses against civilians in Kachin state, in the wake of a five-day mission of inquiry to the conflict-torn region […]

August 7, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Allow Torture Victim Medical Treatment and Prosecute Security Forces Responsible for Torture

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) calls on the government to allow torture victim La Htaw Brang Shawng immediate access to appropriate medical care, as in line with international standards for detainees. In addition, security forces responsible for the torture of the Kachin villager must be prosecuted in order to send a strong message that the use of torture and related practices will no longer be tolerated in Burma […]

July 13, 2012  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Protest for Refugee’s Release

Protest in Myitkyina, Kachin State, for the release of a Kachin refugeeMore than 1,500 people staged a peaceful protest in Myitkyina on Friday calling for the release of a detained Kachin refugee, Lahtaw Brang Shawng, who they say has been brutally tortured by security forces for three days and nights.

The protesters are mostly Christian Kachin locals in the state capital, including youths and women, as well as pastors from Jan Mai Kawng Baptist Church and Kachin Baptist Convention […]

July 6, 2012  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

China/Burma: Kachin Refugees Lack Aid, Face Abuses

Allow Humanitarian Agencies Unfettered Access

Several thousand ethnic Kachin refugees from Burma are isolated in Yunnan, China, where they are at risk of return to a conflict zone and lack needed humanitarian aid. The Chinese government should immediately provide temporary protection and allow United Nations and humanitarian agencies unhindered access to Kachin refugees in Yunnan who have fled wartime abuses in Burma […]

June 25, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

On Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 67th Birthday: Philippine Activists Call to End Humanitarian Crisis in Kachin State and Sectarian-violence Between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan

“The recent humanitarian crisis in Kachin state and the worsening sectarian violence in Arakan clearly illustrate that despite the perceived democratic reforms, human rights violations continue to thrive in Burma. Today, we offer this birthday candle for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi […]

June 19, 2012  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines and Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Philippine Activists Call to End Humanitarian Crisis in Kachin State and Sectarian-Violence Between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan

“The recent humanitarian crisis in Kachin state and the worsening sectarian violence in Arakan clearly illustrate that despite the perceived democratic reforms, human rights violations continue to thrive in Burma. Today, we offer this birthday candle for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to give a light of hope to the peoples of Arakan and Kachin who still live in darkness” […]

June 19, 2012  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines and Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Inequalities Must be Addressed Through National Reconciliation and Broad Reforms

The past week has brought shocking news of sectarian tensions erupting in violence in Arakan State, while 9 June marked one year since armed conflict broke out in Kachin State, ending a 17-year long ceasefire agreement between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). These problems highlight the urgent need for national reconciliation across political, ethnic and religious lines, and comprehensive reforms that address deep inequalities in Burma.

On 8 June, the Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand (KWAT) released a new report at a press conference with other Kachin organizations to highlight the ongoing armed conflict and human rights abuses. KWAT’s report documents how in the last year, the people of Kachin State have faced arbitrary arrest, torture, forced labor, rape and sexual violence at the hands of the Burma Army who continue to commit these crimes with impunity. Among the most horrendous accounts are those of women being gang-raped, tortured and used as sexual slaves by Burma Army soldiers […]

June 11, 2012  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin People Highlight Crisis and Call for an End to Conflict in Burma’s Kachin State

Kachin representatives exposed the dire situation in Kachin State ahead of tomorrow’s anniversary of one year of renewed fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army. Members of Kachin civil society and exile media spoke about the 75,000 persons who have been displaced by the fighting and continue to face a humanitarian crisis with virtually no access to assistance from local or international organizations […]

June 8, 2012  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤