A Kachin woman gang-raped by Burmese government soldiers

Kachin civilians are increasingly targeted by the vaunted Burmese army in retaliation for their impotent campaign to wipe out the Kachin Independence Organization and its military wing KIA. Daily accounts of Burmese army burning down villages, raping the Kachin women, bombing innocent civilians, arresting and torturing local residents are reported from local sources. As another […]

KIO urges UN to send observers

On behalf of Kachin Independence Organization’s central committee, Chairman Lanyaw Zawng Hra sent a letter (To Mr. Ban Ki-moon) to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on May 15, 2012. In the letter, Lanyaw Zawng Hra highlighted Burmese government’s ongoing conflicts with ethnic nationalities in Burma’s border regions. As troop buildups continue and fighting intensifies, big and […]

A new wave of IDPs flee Pangwa

Local sources say newly arrived Burmese Army soldiers committed widespread human rights abuses such as rapes, interrogations, and tortures against Pangwa township residents. Heavy fighting causes massive displacement of about 600 villagers from Pangwa, Hpare, Man Hpwi, Lagyawm and Dang Gaw villages towards an IDP camp located at border post no. 6 on May 11, […]