Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Police kills a Rohingya in Maungdaw

24 April 2012
Maungdaw,Arakan State: A Rohingya beggar from Alay Than Kyaw is 
said to have died in hospital after being beaten by  Police personnel from 
the nearby RamawaddyOutpost,  on the evening of April 20, according 
tovillage administration office staff.

Burma army troops assault Kachin village headman

24 April 2012
Relatives for Ura Naw Lawn, a village headman in central Kachin state's 
Myitkyina township, say he was severely beaten last Thursday April 19 
by a group of Burma army soldiers.

Villagers accuse both the Burma Army and KNLA of extorting “taxes

24 April 2012
Villagers have accuse both the Burma Army and soldiers from the 
Karen National Liberation Army, Brigade 4, of extorting ‘taxes’ from 
them in Myitta Sub Township, Tavoy, in the Tenasserim Division 
Sin Phyu Tai village tract since the beginning of April.


Druglords with prices on their heads still scot-free

24 April 2012
Three well-known Burmese who have been put on a price by Thailand’s 
anti-drug operations center on Friday, 20 April, still see no reason to be 
concerned and are moving freely as they used to, according to sources 
from the Thai-Burmese border.

Police Free 23 in Trafficking Raid

24 April 2012

Burmese human trafficking victims speak with RFA after their rescue, 
April 20, 2012. Thai police have detained six suspected human traffickers 
and rescued nearly two dozen of their Burmese victims who were forced 
to work on a fishing vessel under ‘slave-like’ conditions, according 
to rights groups and victims.

Thai Authorities Survey Refugees Over Repatriation

24 April 2012
Local authorities have been conducting an informal survey regarding 
refugee repatriation at several camps by the Thai-Burmese border, 
as well as collecting the opinions of inhabitants regarding their future, 
according to sources in the area.