In 2017, soldiers in northern Shan state detained a Kachin man in his 50s who had been displaced by fighting and was working as an overnight guard at a tea factory. They accused him and five others from the factory of being Kachin Independence Army soldiers. Then they blindfolded him and took him to an unknown location, where they burned his knees with candles and made him kneel on the
Seeking justice in Burma June 2018 Pressure to hold perpetrators of mass human rights violations accountable continues to build; Kachin war commemorations banned and protesters charged; Panglong peace conference gets new date; defamation cases remain common despite reforms; high numbers of landmine fatalities in Shan and Kachin states.
22 May 2018, 17:31 UTC A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers in August 2017, Amnesty International revealed today after carrying out a detailed investigation inside Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Based on dozens of interviews conducted there and across
This report documents the Government of Burma’s torture and ill treatment against its own people since the 2010 elections. This report demonstrates that the Burmese government continues to commit these