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State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Attend Contested Kachin State Day Celebration

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Attend Contested Kachin State Day Celebration

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will reportedly attend the 72nd Kachin State Day celebration this week after the event recently came under fire for unwelcome government interference. Known in the Kachin language as ‘Jinghpaw

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Kachin Activists Given Freedom of Expression Award

Kachin Activists Given Freedom of Expression Award

Two Kachin youth activists working with Kachin internally displaced people (IDPs) have been chosen as recipients of the Freedom of Expression Award for 2019 by PEN Myanmar. Seng Nu Pan and Paw Lu were given

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Still No Justice in Case of Murdered Kachin Teachers

Still No Justice in Case of Murdered Kachin Teachers

Nearly half a decade after two young Kachin schoolteachers were raped and murdered in northern Shan State, a truth investigation team is still working to ensure that the victims receive justice. Maran Lu Ra and

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KIA Launches Landmine Attack on LID-99 on Christmas Day

KIA Launches Landmine Attack on LID-99 on Christmas Day

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) launched a landmine attack on a Burma Army military column from Light Infantry Division (LID) 99 on Christmas morning as it was returning to it base after capturing and setting

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Yuzana in Dispute with Hukawng Valley Villagers over Graveyard Site

Yuzana in Dispute with Hukawng Valley Villagers over Graveyard Site

Local people living in the Hukawng Valley region of northern Kachin State say that the Yuzana Company has destroyed signboards that they posted to mark a graveyard site at a location along the Lido Road.

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KHCC Prepares for Return of More than 3,000 Kachin IDPs

KHCC Prepares for Return of More than 3,000 Kachin IDPs

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) is preparing to resettle a total of more than 3,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from 10 villages in Kachin State in the first few months of next year, the

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Gov’t, Northern Alliance Discussed Release of Detainees: Source

Gov’t, Northern Alliance Discussed Release of Detainees: Source

Representatives of the Burmese government and the four-member Northern Alliance discussed the possibility of releasing detainees held by both sides during a meeting that took place in the Chinese city of Kunming last Sunday. The

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Burma Army, KIA Clash in Northern Shan State

Burma Army, KIA Clash in Northern Shan State

Troops from the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) 36th Battalion engaged in a gunfire fight in the Mungbaw area of Muse Township in northern Shan State on Friday morning. According to KIA sources,

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Remaining Kachin Youth Activist Released From Myitkyina Prison

Remaining Kachin Youth Activist Released From Myitkyina Prison

Kachin youth activist Paul Lu was released from a prison in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina on Monday morning after serving a three-month sentence for handing broken judicial scales to a judge in protest.

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Kachin Youth Support Legal Action Against Burma at ICJ

Kachin Youth Support Legal Action Against Burma at ICJ

The All Kachin Youth Union (AKYU) say that they endorse the charges brought against the Burmese state at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Gambia concerning the genocide of the Rohingya in Rakhine State.