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Posts Tagged ‘Karen State’ (107 found)

Save The Salween Network Statement

Plans to build dams on the Salween River, started by the previous military regime, have recently been accelerated by U Thein Sein’s government, which, on February 2, 2016, without informing or consulting Burma’s citizens, signed an agreement with China allowing implementation of 18 out of 29 hydropower dam projects planned by Chinese companies in Burma […]

February 22, 2016  •  By Save The Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the International Karen Organisation on the 67th Karen Revolution Day

On this the 67th Karen Revolution Day we recognise and honour the sacrifice of those who have given their lives, blood, possessions and liberty in the cause of the political and military struggle for the liberation and right to self-determination of the Karen people since 31 January 1949 […]

January 31, 2016  •  By International Karen Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Fair Trial Denied in “Muslim Army” Case, Torture Alleged

(MANDALAY, December 6, 2015)—The Myanmar government denied a fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from an armed group, Fortify Rights said today. Myanmar authorities allegedly tortured defendants now facing trial at Aung Myay Thar San Township Court in Mandalay Region […]

December 6, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma 2015: Ballot Denied Disenfranchised Voters in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State

HRFMOn November 8, 2015, millions of voters across Burma went to the polls. Citizens seized the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the freest election the country had seen for at least 25 years. In many ways this was an astonishing moment for democracy in Burma. However, as international media coverage praised largely successful election processes and excitement abounded at the poll’s outcome, relatively few column inches were dedicated to those left behind as this historic event took place […]

December 1, 2015  •  By The Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ballot Denied: Disenfranchised Voters in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State (HURFOM)

Today the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) releases ‘Burma 2015: Ballot Denied’, a report focussing on November’s national elections in Burma […]

December 1, 2015  •  By The Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development: Burma/Myanmar Elections Preliminary Findings

(Yangon, 10 November 2015) From 2-10 November 2015, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Thai member, the People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF) conducted an election observation mission in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen National Liberation Army Position with Regard to Ceasefire

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) is a Karen national revolutionary resistance army formed by the Karen National Union (KNU) for the liberation and defense of the Karen people. With regard to ceasefire, we the KNLA have laid down our position based on our long standing principles, as follows […]

October 14, 2015  •  By Karen National Liberation Army  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of KNLA on signing of the NCA by the KNU

ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ (KNLA) သည္ ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးႏွင့္ကာကြယ္ ေရးအတြက္ KNU ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားအစည္းအရုံးမွဖဲြ႔စည္းသည့္ ကရင့္အမ်ိဳးသားေတာ္လွန္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္တစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္သည္။ အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍မိမိတို႔တပ္မေတာ္မွ ေအာက္ပါရပ္တည္ခ်က္မႈမ်ားကုိ ဆုံးျဖတ္ခ်မွတ္ခဲ့သည္ […]

October 14, 2015  •  By Karen National Liberation Army  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Fighting between Tatmadaw and KNLA soldiers leads to violent abuse and displacement of villagers in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District, October 2015

This News Bulletin describes three separate incidents of fighting that occurred on September 30th 2015, between Tatmadaw and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) soldiers in Day Wah and Kyaw Pah village tracts, Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District. This includes arbitrary arrest and detention, violent abuse of a villager, restrictions on the freedom of movement, and displacement of villagers […]

October 13, 2015  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Statement on Tatmadaw Current Offensives in Ethnic Areas

U Thein government is making preparations for holding a grand ceremony of signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with 8 organizations, in Naypyidaw on October 15 of this month. At the same time, it has been launching military offensives in the Kachin and Shan States more and more ferociously, day by day […]

October 10, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤