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Two civilians killed as junta offensive on Thai-Myanmar border continues

Both victims were near a camp for displaced civilians when they were killed by heavy artillery fire on Christmas day At least two civilians were killed on Saturday as Myanmar’s military continued its offensive against anti-regime forces near the Thai-Myanmar border over the Christmas weekend. The junta used heavy artillery as well as helicopters and […]

59 civil society organizations issue a statement on the massacre of Karenni people by terrorist Myanmar military junta

December 26, 2021 On December 24, 2021, Light Infantry Battalion 108 under the command of Light Infantry Division 66 of the terrorist military junta which is trying to seize power illegally, launched an offensive clearance operation near Moso Village in the western part of Hpruso Township in Karenni State, and arrested approximately 40 innocent villagers […]

Junta forces attack Kalay township village from land and air

After an attack by the resistance on an area military outpost, Myanmar army troops open fire on the village from two helicopters before setting homes ablaze The Myanmar army carried out an airstrike from two helicopters on Natchaung village in Sagaing’s Kalay Township on Thursday afternoon and set homes in the community on fire later […]

At least 35 charred bodies found in Karenni State village on Christmas

The KNDF says that Myanmar junta troops are responsible for the massacre of who they believe to be men, women and children fleeing clashes near a Karenni village Warning: This report contains disturbing images The remains of at least 35 charred bodies, including one belonging to a child, were found near a village in eastern […]

Human Rights Situation in Myanmar: Post-Coup (December 13-19) 2021

In 2016,  the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), one of the members of the Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma,  released a report on prison conditions in Myanmar, and the urgent need for reform. Among their key findings, overcrowding in cells led to the deterioration of health conditions of inmates. Prisoners were regularly subjected to […]

More houses torched as junta troops leave Loikaw village

Residents of Kunnar said soldiers also burned down a number of houses when they took control of the village last week Regime forces occupying the village of Kunnar in Kayah (Karenni) State’s Loikaw Township set fire to 19 houses before retreating on Monday, according to local residents and resistance sources. A member of the anti-regime […]

Thousands Flee Into Thailand as Myanmar Junta Shells Villagers

Some 5,000 residents of villages in Karen State’s Myawaddy Township on the Thai border have sought shelter in the neighboring country, while an estimated 10,000 more locals remain internally displaced in the area following the Myanmar junta’s heavy offensives against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and civilian People’s Defense Force (PDF) groups. On Sunday, […]

Army attacks on two Loikaw villages leave at least 20 houses destroyed by fire

Karenni resistance forces said that junta troops deliberately set the houses on fire after shelling the villages Regime forces destroyed at least 20 houses in two villages in Karenni (Kayah) State’s Loikaw Township on Friday, according to the anti-regime Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF). The group accused the military of firing heavy weapons into the […]

At least 20 killed in air raid on Magway village

Anti-regime forces say the military used three helicopters to strafe residents of Hnan Khar in a surprise attack on Friday    At least 20 people were killed when the military deployed helicopters to carry out a surprise attack on the village of Hnan Khar in Magway Region’s Gangaw Township on Friday, according to resistance forces active […]

Photographer dies in custody in first journalist death since Myanmar coup

Soe Naing was arrested while shooting a silent protest in Yangon. Photos of Soe Naing shared by his colleagues and social media show the spectrum people live in Myanmar from everyday moment to lives under the military regime. A freelance photographer arrested by junta troops on Human Rights Day has become the first journalist to […]