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08 23 2016 60 community leaders protested against dams

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

By Action for Shan State Rivers

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08 17 2016 Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter from 26 Shan community groups to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to cancel Salween dams

Date: August 17, 2016

Open letter from 26 Shan community groups to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to cancel Salween dams

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08 02 2016  Coal mining site in Nam Ma area

KILLING FOR COAL: arbitrary arrest, torture, and killing of villagers by Burma Army to secure Nam Ma coal mines

Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

August 2, 2016

KILLING FOR COAL: arbitrary arrest, torture, and killing of villagers by Burma Army to secure Nam Ma coal mines in Hsipaw in May 2016

Burmese government troops committed serious human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest, torture and killing of local villagers, during their offensive to drive out the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) from the coal mining area of Nam Ma, Hsipaw township, launched on May 18, 2016.

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Burma Army must be held accountable for extrajudicial killing of seven villagers in Mong Yaw

Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

July 13, 2016

Burma Army must be held accountable for extrajudicial killing of seven villagers in Mong Yaw

Interviews carried out by SHRF with local witnesses show clearly that the Burma Army were responsible for the deaths of seven villagers in Mong Yaw, Lashio district, in June 2016. SHRF therefore urges the NLD-led government to take immediate action to ensure that the military personnel responsible for this crime are brought to justice.

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07 05 2016 Land right

New Report: Devolved federal governance crucial to protect sustainable customary land tenure systems in Burma.

New Report: Devolved federal governance crucial to protect sustainable customary land tenure systems in Burma.

‘Our Customary Lands,’ a report launched today by the Ethnic Community Development Forum “ECDF”, is calling on the government to protect and recognize ethnic customary land management systems through a new federal constitution and decentralized legal framework.

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