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Press Release: The death of freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi.

Press Release: The death of freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi 27th October 2014 The death of well known freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi, while in military custody in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, comes as a shocking reminder of how extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and torture are still being used against citizens in Burma. Par Gyi worked as a security guard for Aung San Suu

In this file photo, displaced Karen villagers are forced to uproot their lives and move because of conflict. (PHOTO: DVB)

An alliance of rights groups revealed on Thursday that they have documented 103 cases of human rights abuse in Burma since the start of 2014. A 21-page report by the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), released on Thursday, claimed that violations are still “rampant” in conflict areas as well as in territories currently under ceasefire agreements. Among the documented violations, which the group said are “just a fraction of