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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin’ (94 found)

Myanmar: Take Immediate Steps to Safeguard against Torture

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar authorities to take swift and concrete steps to safeguard against torture.

As a first step, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar government to fulfil – as a matter of priority – its public commitment to ratify the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Ratification would be an important step towards eradicating torture and other ill treatment, and ensuring that victims and their families can access justice and other effective remedies for the harm they have suffered […]

June 26, 2014  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand on the Third Anniversary of the Renewed Conflict in Kachin State

KWAT is very concerned at the recent escalation of attacks by the Burma Army in southern Kachin and northern Shan State, which have caused fresh displacement and suffering. These systematic operations to seize control of key trade routes and economic zones along the China-Burma border throw strong doubt on the government’s sincerity towards the peace process […]

June 9, 2014  •  By Kachin Women's Association – Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: Letter to President Obama on Continuing National Emergency

Dear President Obama,

Our organizations urge you to continue the national emergency with respect to Burma. Since May 20, 2013, the Burmese government has failed to substantively address any of the concerns that informed the renewal of Executive Order 13619 […]

May 6, 2014  •  By 29 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Makes a Mockery of the Census and its Backers

———— We would like to dedicate our Weekly Highlights today to U Win Tin, Co-founder and patron of the National League for Democracy, for always standing up for the oppressed and voiceless. We are deeply saddened Ba Ba passed away this morning. Although he is no longer physically with us, his unwavering righteous mind and courage will continue to be the guiding light and the inspiration for us and for all who continue in their fight for genuine democracy and freedom of speech in Burma.

10.-Pic-Kai-soldiers-april-15-steve-tickner-the-rrawaddyJust 48 hours after peace talks in Rangoon concluded on 8 April between the government and ethnic non-state armed groups, including the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), the Burma Army launched another round of offensives in southern Kachin State against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Fighting has been on-going since, forcing thousands of Kachin, Shan, and Palaung villagers to flee, many of whom had already been displaced in this conflict.

Burma Army soldiers originally used the nationwide census as a pretext to accompany enumerators into KIA territory and launch attacks on various KIA outposts. State media has reported 22 dead due to the resulting clashes but the true figure is probably much higher. Meanwhile, according to a statement released by a coalition of humanitarian groups working in the conflict-affected areas, over three thousand villagers have been forced to flee, many of whom had to leave an internally displaced people (IDP) camp, from which they had settled after previous attacks. Several local news sources have stated the figure of those displaced maybe as high as ten thousand people […]

April 21, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Laphai Gam Detention Illegal Says United Nations

The United Nations Working Group On Arbitrary Detention has issued a ruling that the Burmese government’s detention of Kachin farmer Laphai Gam is arbitrary, and demanded his immediate release. Burma Campaign UK took his case to the United Nations for review last year […]

January 6, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ဒုတိယအၾကိမ္ေျမာက္ ကခ်င္အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားဖိုရမ္မွ စစ္ေျပးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကျငာခ်က္

ကခ်င္အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ား၏ယံုၾကည္ခ်က္သည ္ႏုိင္ငံေရးေဆြးေႏြးပြဲႏွင့္ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္မ်ားေဖာ္ေဆာင္ရာတြင္အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားႏွင့္ျပည္သူလူထု အသံပါ၀င္မွ သာလွ်င္စစ္မွန္သည့္ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဖာ္ေဆာင္ႏိုင္မည္ဟု ခုိုင္မာစြာလက္ခံထားပါသည္ […]

December 1, 2013  •  By 2nd Kachin Women Forum  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement from the Kachin Community in Australia

We, the Kachin organisations in Australia, are aware that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Australia this month and meet with Burmese community members and representatives. As we are invited to attend events welcoming her, we as a Kachin community, have collectively decided not to attend any events and public forums related […]

November 11, 2013  •  By Kachin Association of Australia  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Army Attack and Loot Kachin IDP Camp

On the morning of Tuesday 22nd October, the Burmese Army launched an offensive at Namlim Pa and Mung Ding Pa village tracts in Mansi Township, Southern Kachin State. This happened after the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) re-positioned to re-open the Kaihtik-Bhamo motorway […]

October 23, 2013  •  By Kachin National Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Civilian Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail on False Charges

On Thursday 18th July Brang Shawng was sentenced to two years in jail, just three days after Burma’s President Thein Sein visited the UK and repeated a past promise of releasing all political prisoners by the end of the year. The British government has failed to secure any new concrete commitments […]

July 19, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Organizations and Civil Society Groups Urge the United States Government to Renew the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act

We, Kachin civilians and activists from 30 organizations are calling on President Obama, Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Reid to renew the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act, which will expire at the end of July 2013.

It is urgently needed to maintain pressure on the Burmese government to stop its policies of military aggression, and to begin a political dialogue to end the civil war in Burma […]

July 11, 2013  •  By 30 Kachin Organizations and Civil Society Groups  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤