Entries by ND Burma

Human Rights Situation in Mon State, Karen State & Tanintharyi Region (MONTHLY OVERVIEW)

Martial Law and the Devastating Toll on Civilians in Southeastern Burma as the Junta Continues to Commit Human Rights Violations With Impunity The third anniversary of the failed coup was commemorated on 1 February, 2023. To mark the day, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), called upon the international community to use their platforms […]

Myanmar military destroys more than 100 homes in Mandalay on encroachment claims

Residents of two blocks find themselves homeless overnight amid a junta eviction campaign. As soldiers and police looked on, bulldozers destroyed more than 100 houses on two streets in Myanmar’s second largest city, leaving residents – many of whom had been living there for decades – homeless overnight, sources in the country told Radio Free […]

Landmines injure several civilians, kill 15-year-old boy in Kanbalu

Pro-regime Pyu Saw Htee militias and anti-junta local defence teams both operate in the area, and neither has admitted responsibility for setting the landmines Four separate landmine explosions killed one teenager and injured eight civilians, including children, in Sagaing Region’s Kanbalu Township on Saturday, according to local sources.  A resident of Nyaung Zin village in […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (February 15 to 21, 2023)

Military Junta air-strikes and bombing at Hpapun area and South Kawkareik in Kayin State from February 15th to 21st. The military junta continued to raid and burn the villages in Sagaing Region, Magway Region, and Kayin State. They abduct the civilians and use as human shields along their marching area. 2 civilians from Kanbalu township, […]

Myanmar junta’s confiscation of food, medicine leaves Kayah state residents at risk

Soldiers are aggressively patrolling checkpoints along major roadways for the goods. Residents and internally displaced persons in Myanmar’s war-torn Kayah state are facing a humanitarian emergency as junta forces confiscate food and medicine at dozens of security checkpoints along major land routes in the southeastern state as fighting there intensifies, local sources said.   Armed conflict […]

Political prisoners barred from testifying at Mandalay’s Obo Prison court

Deprivation of due process rights is the latest in a series of abuses endured by the detainees Sources close to Obo Prison have claimed political prisoners are no longer permitted to give testimony or attend hearings at the facility’s junta-controlled court as of Tuesday.  A Mandalay-based lawyer commented that the restriction was imposed in order […]

“We Cannot Move Freely”

The Impacts of Martial Law on Civilians in Southeastern Burma Since the attempted coup on 1 February 2021 in Burma, clashes between the military junta and armed opposition groups have increased across the country. In Southeastern townships and villages, the frequency of the fighting has displaced thousands and led to mass instability. The Karen and […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (February 8 to 14, 2023)

From February 2 to 7, the Military junta beheaded two civilians from Demoso, Kayah state, and Monywa, Sagaing region. On first January, the military junta arrested two civilians from Mayangone, Yangon, one from Sagaing for taking records and photos of the Silent Strike Protest. They also arrested some civilians from Naypyidaw for sharing about the […]

Girl, 7, among three injured by junta shelling in southern Sagaing

The child lost her left eye after regime soldiers fired at least five times on her home village in Myinmu Township on Sunday A seven-year-old girl and two others were seriously injured when junta forces fired heavy artillery at a village in southern Sagaing Region’s Myinmu Township on Sunday, according to local sources. The incident […]

Five years added to prison sentence of former ABFSU leader

The additional sentence stems from false charges of terrorism, according to the wife of detained activist Lin Htet Naing A court in Yangon’s Botahtaung Township sentenced Lin Htet Naing, a former leader of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU), to an additional five years in prison on Monday,   according to his wife. […]