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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin’ (94 found)

Burmese Army Shoots Pregnant Teacher In Kachin State

Burma Campaign UK has confirmed reports that a pregnant ethnic Kachin woman was shot and killed by Burmese Army soldiers on 11th January 2012 […]

January 25, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Under Siege in Kachin State, Burma

In September 2011, PHR conducted an investigation in Burma’s Kachin State in response to reports of grave human rights violations in the region. PHR found that between June and September 2011, the Burmese army looted food from civilians, fired indiscriminately into villages, threatened villages with attacks, and used civilians as porters and human minesweepers […]

November 30, 2011  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Burma Army Must Immediately Release Four Women Held as Sex Slaves Near Kachin-China Border

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) is gravely concerned for the lives of four women being held as sex slaves at a frontline post near Loije at the Kachin-China border, and calls for the Burma Army to immediately free them, and for foreign envoys […]

November 4, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Churches Attacked, Women Raped and Civilians Killed by Military While Regime Talks of Reform

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is deeply concerned by reports that the Burma Army are directly attacking churches in Kachin State, beating pastors and church members, setting homes alight and raping, torturing and killing civilians.

According to CSW’s sources, on 16 October soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion 438 seized control of a Roman Catholic Church in Namsan Yang village, Waimaw township, where 23 worshippers, mostly women and elderly people, had gathered for the 8am Sunday service […]

October 21, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Demand to the Chinese Government to Stop Dam Projects and Plea to the Chinese People

Presently Thein Sein regime is waging fierce offensives against Kachin people and the Kachin Independence Army with the aim of implementing dam projects in Kachin State. The world is witnessing damage to Kachin people’s life and property wrought by military assaults. The Chinese government should know better than the whole world about the impact of military assaults in Kachin State as multitudes of refugees are flowing into China […]

July 4, 2011  •  By All Burma Monks' Alliance, 88 Generation Students, Arakan Ray, Democratic Students and Youths Force in Rangoon Division, All Burma Federation of Student Unions, 2007 Generation Students Union, Arakan Students Union, All Burma Youths Union and Basic Education Students Union  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release on Chronology of Events of Armed Conflicts in Kachin Conflict

(Unofficial Translation)

We respectfully announce the followings to the people in Kachin State.

(1) There has been fighting between the KIA troops and the Burma army since 9 June 2011.

(2) The KIO (Kachin Independence Organization) never want to make and see the troubles and damages of people.

(3) We make this announcement with an intention to inform the people the true events and to counter the false news story published by Kyee Mon (Mirror) newspaper on 17 June 2011 […]

June 20, 2011  •  By Kachin Independence Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin women denouncing offensive by the Burmese Army and atrocities against Kachin people

We, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), strongly denounce the Burmese military’s offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and atrocities against civilians including rape, murder and abduction of young men. The Burmese military attack to a KIA post in Eastern Kachin State on the 9th June 2011 and subsequent fighting has driven thousands of civilians out of their homes into the Kachin- China border areas […]

June 17, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Energy-hungry China winces as civil war unfolds in Burma

Heavy fighting over the past week close to Burma’s northern border will concern Beijing, who told visiting Burmese President Thein Sein last month that stability along the volatile frontier must be made a priority of the new government. Hundreds of millions of dollars in overland trade passes through several official crossings along the border each year; millions more is smuggled by timber merchants, drug mules and human trafficking rackets. The value of maintaining the unimpeded flow of trade is crucial to both Burma and China’s developing southern Yunnan province […]

June 16, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Condemnation of Burmese Regime’s Attacks on the Ethnic Ceasefire Groups to Provoke Civil War

The root cause of Burma’s problems is denying equal rights to ethnic nationalities and the brutal dictatorship which is desperate to prolong state power by making enemies of its own people. The only solution to the conflict in Burma is inclusive and meaningful political dialogue; this cannot be achieved by military means […]

June 13, 2011  •  By Kachin National Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Top Burmese tycoon ravaging world’s largest tiger reserve

A report released today reveals how Htay Myint, one of Burma’s most powerful tycoons, is establishing massive mono-crop plantations in the world’s largest Tiger Reserve in northern Burma’s remote Hugawng Valley.

Htay Myint’s Yuzana Company, a Burmese conglomerate with close ties to the ruling military, was granted 200,000 acres in the Hugawng Valley Tiger Reserve in 2006 to establish sugar cane and tapioca plantations. The report Tyrants, Tycoons and Tigers by the Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG) details how fleets of bulldozers and backhoes have been razing forests and destroying animal corridors, leaving only the conservation signboards standing […]

August 25, 2010  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤