Campaign Aims to Highlight Ongoing Human Rights Plight in Burma

A campaign by the Burma Campaign UK is trying to highlight ongoing human rights abuses in Burma.

To make its point, Burma Campaign has delivered more than 2,000 rose-tinted glasses, and issued photo petitions to the British Foreign Office to put pressure on the British government to a “return to putting human rights as their top priority in Burma,” the group said.

UNFC Wants the KNU to Rejoin

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) wants the Karen National Union (KNU) to be part of its organisation. In a speech delivered by Khu Oo Reh, General Secretary of the UNFC on the 66th anniversary of Karen Revolution Day in Karen State he underlined the importance of the KNU role in the UNFC.

KNU Stands with UNFC and NCCT on Nationwide Ceasefire

Padoh Saw Thamein Tun, a member of the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Central Executive Committee said that the KNU would never go alone and sign a nationwide ceasefire in Burma. The KNU said that it is only willing to sign the ceasefire together with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT).

Army Returns Confiscated Land

Government Artillery Battalion 360 returned 105 acres of land confiscated in 2001 from a religious group and farmers in Daw-Sae Village, Demawso Township. Karenni State on 23rd January.

Twelve Men Sentenced for Arson in Thandwe

Twelve men were sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for burning down 39 houses in Thabyu-Chai Village, Thandwe Township, Arakan State on 1st October 2013.

Media Talk of Refugee Repatriation Is Wrong

Media reports this week that talks between the Burma and the Thai governments focused on repatriation of refugees sent fear and rumours through the nine refugee camps on the border between the two countries.

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