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Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Paw Lu, a prominent peace activist in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina, was given an additional three months added to his original sentence for his role in an “unauthorized” public peace performances after he was…

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Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

On Monday a senior military official dropped a suit he had filled against Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, the chairman of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC).  The suit was filed last month following critical comments the…

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Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

A group of politically active Kachin gathering in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina says they were very alarmed by the Myanmar army’s decision to send a convoy of military tanks and other military vehicles down…

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Kachin Peace Activists Jailed for “Unauthorized” Theater in the Park

Kachin Peace Activists Jailed for “Unauthorized” Theater in the Park

Dramatic scenes unfolded in Myitkyina on Monday when a local court sentenced two Kachin peace activists to prison for their role in organizing an “unauthorized” performance to mark the 8th anniversary of the Kachin conflict…

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Rawang Youth Provide Aid to Flood Victims Neglected in Kachin State’s Far North

Rawang Youth Provide Aid to Flood Victims Neglected in Kachin State’s Far North

A youth group provides food to some 20 households displaced by flooding in Puta-O since mid-July, who have not received international aid. An ethnic Rawang youth group provided food supplies to flood victims in Nawngmun…

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Immigration Officers Arrest Three Chinese Nationals for Visa Overstay

Immigration Officers Arrest Three Chinese Nationals for Visa Overstay

Immigration officers in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township arrested three Chinese nationals after finding their documents to be out of date at a roadside checkpoint this week. The vehicle—which was not licensed—was stopped at the Sadon…