The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) is boycotting peace talks organised by the regime-installed State Administration Council in Naypyitaw. According to KIO's spokesperson, Col Naw Bu, the ethnic armed organisation (EAO) decided not to attend talks
The leader of the Kachin National Congress (KNC) has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment after being convicted by a court in Naypyitaw of sedition under Article 505 (a) of Burma's Penal Code. KNC members
Military officials met with Kachin religious leaders in Naypyitaw and resumed long-delayed talks on the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs), although thousands of villagers continue to be forced from their homes by post-coup attacks.