» 06/20/2011, 00.00
Aung San Suu Kyi asks for "peace" for her birthday. Kachin raped and killed by the military
Yesterday the opposition leader turned 66. In a speech at the headquarters of the NLD, she calls on all parties to "cooperate" for the good of the country and development. But in the north, on the border with China, army violence continues. Ethnic minority women raped and killed.
Catholic activist speaks of unspeakable violations as military continues to use rape as a "weapon of war"
A report released by the Women's League of Burma mentions at least a hundred cases between 2010 and 2013. For its authors, they are but "the tip of the iceberg." Most cases of sexual violence, which also involves girls as young as eight years old, are concentrated in areas inhabited by ethnic minorities. Kachin leaders tells AsiaNews that abuses are an indication of "serious deficiencies in security."
11/10/2016 13:42:00 MYANMAR
After 55 days of fighting "the situation for the population is tragic" in Kachin
Government forces are advancing against the rebel Kachin Independence Army. For a Catholic activist, "bombardments and shelling from both sides" are occurring every day. More than 120,000 people are still displaced. For the past week, people have been calling for a ceasefire. Despite Aung San Su Kyi’s peace conference that started in late August, violence continues in northern Myanmar.
30/07/2011 INDIA - MYANMAR
The Burmese regime "use" Aung San Suu Kyi to cover the violence against Kachin
Waves of refugees fleeing across the border to China. But the government blocks the borders and prevents the entry of aid to war zones. The Nobel Laureate is open to mediate for peace. Activist: the meeting between Suu Kyi and the Myanmar Minister is window-dressing, to gain international credibility.
27/08/2009 MYANMAR - CHINA
Thousands of civilians flee conflict between Burmese army and Shan rebels
Witnesses describe a "mass exodus". The refugees accommodated in camps set up by the Chinese government in Nansas, a town near the border between Myanmar and China. The Burmese army launched an offensive to force the rebels to surrender;, the government wants them to cooperate in the defence of national borders.
Myanmar: Army violence against women, victims of sexual abuse and violence
A report documents at least 188 cases of rapes and abuse in the four years of "reformist" president Thein Sein. However, the actual number of crimes committed against women, particularly among ethnic minorities, is far greater. Calls for greater female participation in political, social and institutional framework of the country.
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