Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Land mine group says Burma, ethnic groups using mines

16 July 2012
The Landmine Monitor, a research group dedicated to monitoring land mine and 
cluster bomb use, has issued a statement saying it believes that the Burmese 
Army and ethnic groups are using antipersonnel mines in armed conflicts 
with ethnic groups within the country.

Treat torture victims, prosecute those responsible: AAPP

16 July 2012
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma (AAPPB) has called 
on the Burmese government to allow torture victim La Htaw Brang Shawng 
immediate access to medical care, in line with international standards for detainees.

Chinese authorities allow Nongdao Kachin IDPs to continue to stay

17 July 2012
Chinese authorities have officially announced refugees living in two Nongdao
internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in China can stay.

Clashes Between Burmese Navy and Unknown Armed Group in Arakan

17 July 2012
The Burmese navy reportedly had clashes with an unknown armed 
group on 15 July in a creek near Thaykhone Village in Pauktaw 
Township in Arakan State.

Locals protest Zaykabar Company’s embankment-road construction

17 July 2012
Earlier this month, locals protested Zaykabar Company’s proposed embankment-road 
construction that would cut through nine villages of Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State.

Burma asked to explain UN workers arrests

16 July 2012
Burma has been asked to clarify why 10 local UN and nongovernmental aid workers 
were arrested last month in Arakan (Rakhine) State, some allegedly on criminal charges.