Entries by ND Burma

Burma Army persecution of civilians continues in Kawng Kha, six years after the rape-murder of two Kachin teachers

Burma Army persecution of civilians continues in Kawng Kha, six years after the rape-murder of two Kachin teachers On the six-year anniversary of the rape-murder of two Kachin teachers in Kawng Kha village, Muse District, KWAT reiterates our calls for justice and an end to ongoing Burma Army aggression and persecution of civilians in northern […]

A villager killed and two houses burnt due to artillery shelling

January 8, 2021 Ta’ang Women’s Organization Large artillery shells from the fighting between Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS/SSA), fell in Nyaung Sui and Mai Hon villages in Namtu Township on 5 January, burning down two houses. A villager was killed on the spot due to a gunshot wound. […]

Justice Newsletter (December 2020)

Summary Overview This month the National League for Democracy (NLD) formed a committee to hold talks with ethnic political parties in an effort to ‘coordinate and try to achieve common ground.’  However, ethnic parties say they have reason to approach the invitation with caution.  The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy Vice chair Sai Nyunt Lwin […]

On the 72nd International Human Rights Day, the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma Calls for An Immediate End to Widespread Violations and A Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

On the 72nd International Human Rights Day, the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma Calls for An Immediate End to Widespread Violations and A Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Burma 10 December 2020: The Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma) is concerned about the escalating human rights situation in Burma. Abuses are widespread and target […]

Justice Newsletter (November 2020)

Summary Overview Burma’s 2020 general election results were announced this month with the National League for Democracy (NLD) securing a second-term landslide victory by winning 396 of the 498 contested seats in the bicameral parliament. The NLD won more seats in the 2020 election than it did in 2015, when they first ousted the military […]

Dismissed & Denied: Civic Rights Undermined In the 2020 Pre-Election Landscape

On November 8 2020 nearly 40 million people, including 5 million first time voters, will vote in Myanmar’s 2020 general election. With 1,171 national, state and regional seats to win,1  and over 90 political parties2  vying for them – competition during the campaign period has been fierce. Against the backdrop of the candidates’ commitments are […]

Dismissed & Denied: Civic Rights Undermined In the 2020 Pre-Election Landscape by the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma Shows Disregard of Political and Civic Rights by Election Stakeholders

New Briefing Paper, Dismissed & Denied: Civic Rights Undermined In the 2020Pre-Election Landscape by the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma Shows Disregard of Political and Civic Rights by Election Stakeholders For Immediate Release 4 November 2020: The Network for Human Rights Documentation (ND-Burma) is concerned about the integrity and transparency of the upcoming general election, […]

Justice Newsletter (October 2020)

Summary Overview Election campaigning was in full swing this month. As political parties campaigned despite constraints including the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts continued to reach different communities and regions. Meanwhile, conflict in Rakhine and northern Shan states increased, leading to more civilian casualties, injuries and arbitrary arrests. For those campaigning in areas where conflict and the […]

AA extort Paletwa villagers, issue forced labour demands

(Paletwa Township, Chin State – 20 October 2020)    Community members from two village tracts in northern Paletwa Township have complained of ongoing arbitrary demands being issued by the Arakan Army (AA) since 14 Sept 2020. Villagers from Nga Shar, Kyaung Chaung, Auk Baungwa, Nung Bu Kyi and Nung Bu Nge village’s informed CHRO of instances of forced labour and extortion: “Beginning […]