1) For documentation by local human rights groups on issues related to development and militarization in the post-ceasefire period, see Karen Human Rights Group, 'With only our voices, what can we do?
pdf>; for a more general up-to-date overview of human rights abuses by armed actors in southeast Myanmar, see Karen Human Rights Group, Truce or Transition, op.
On the contrary, the Burma armed forces under the previous military regime confiscated thousands of acres of villagers land, using it for plantations and to build military camps, Karen Human Rights Group said in its recent report.
released by Karen Human Rights Group in May noted that report of land grabs in South Eastern Burma were increasing following the signing of a ceasefire between the Karen National Union and the Burma Army in 2011.
His comments followed claims from the Karen Human Rights Group
that Thai soldiers had been visiting the Karen refugees, some up to three times a day, to pressure them with threats that they must leave by February 15.
A Myanmar nongovernmental organization called the Karen Human Rights Group issued an online news bulletin Sunday saying over 700 villagers living in Paan District fled their homeland between Tuesday and Friday ahead of a weekend offensive launched against the Karen National Liberation Army camp in the area.
This latest crossing of refugees is said to be the largest exodus from Kayin State since 1997, when Myanmar government troops launched a massive offensive in Dooplaya District further south, also in Kayin State, according to the report of the Karen Human Rights Group.
The Karen Human Rights Group
maintains that, although the Burmese government's stated objective is to defeat armed resistance forces, it systematically targets civilians as well.
Bangkok, April 9 -- To mark International Mine Awareness Day, Karen Human Rights Group published new data collected by community members in eastern Burma that describes the ongoing devastation caused by landmines.
The Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) was founded in 1992 and documents the situation of villagers and townspeople in rural Burma through their direct testimonies, supported by photographic and other evidence.
The latter perspective is augmented by a variety of "official" and "unpublished" materials that support the author's case, including documents from the Committee for the Promotion of People's Struggle in Monland, Amnesty International, the United Nations, the Karen National Union, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Shan Human Rights Foundation, the Karen Human Rights Group
, and the Mon National Relief Committee, to name but a few.
As correctly noted in an earlier Karen Human Rights Group
report, their power is rooted in the deep racism that has permeated Burmese society since its beginnings; not only the racial supremacy complex which many Burmans are brought up with, but the racism of the Karen against the Burmans, the Burmans against the Shan, the Shan against the Wa, the Wa against the Shan, the Mon against the Burmans, the Rakhine against the Rohingyas, the Burmans against the Chinese, the Christians against the Buddhists, and everyone against the Muslims.