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Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin peace activist Seng Nu Pan was released from Myitkyina prison on the morning of September 16th after finishing her 15-day prison term. She was jailed for her role in organizing a ‘street performance’ to…

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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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Demonstrators in Myitkyina Say No Peace Without Constitutional Amendments

Demonstrators in Myitkyina Say No Peace Without Constitutional Amendments

‘The 2008 Constitution is not a democratic structure,’ a political researcher said. More than 6,000 people in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, held a demonstration on Thursday demanding that amendments be made to Burma’s…

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Locals Irked over Nighttime Closure of Myitkyina-Waingmaw Bridge

Locals Irked over Nighttime Closure of Myitkyina-Waingmaw Bridge

Residents of Waingmaw want to know why they can’t cross the bridge to the Kachin State capital at night. The lower house MP for Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township said his constituents want to know why…