More than forty miners, including women, arrested by the military at a jade mine in Hpakant Township last week are still in custody, while locals say the soldiers have demanded a ransom for their release.
Fighting between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the regime has been ongoing for the past five days near Mung Hkawng in Mansi Township, resulting in numerous casualties, according to the KIA. A woman displaced
Four civilians were wounded by indiscriminate regime shelling in Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, bordering Kachin State, one of whom is in critical condition. The army fired six artillery shells at the southern town of Indaw
About 50 villagers from Lang Dau village tract demanded that gold miners leave the historic N'dum Latep area in Putao Township within a week. It was the third protest against gold mining in the township
Local people are demanding a stop to the illegal logging trade now flourishing in Katha District of Sagaing Region. Chinese and Burmese businessmen cut down teak and other hardwood trees in Indaw and Bamauk Townships
Resistance forces have targeted government offices in Indaw Township five times in January and attacked offices in other townships in Sagaing Region in defiance of the regime's plans to hold elections in August. “They ignored