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March 28,2014

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Statement by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

Spreading Burma Army attacks and abuses against civilians in Shan State undermine nationwide ceasefire negotiations

 The Shan Human Rights Foundation is deeply concerned at the escalation of attacks and abuses by the Burma Army against civilians in different areas of Shan State during March 2014, which are undermining current negotiations for a nationwide ceasefire.

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March 17, 2014

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Burma Army shelling of villages, torture, looting cause 2,000 villagers to flee their homes near Chinese pipelines in N. Shan State

 Over 1,000 Burmese government troops fired shells and sprayed gunfire into villages in Nawng Khio township, severely tortured a villager, and looted livestock, causing about 2,000 villagers from eleven villages to flee their homes on March 1-2, 2014. This took place only 10 miles from China’s oil and gas pipelines, which traverse Burma including northern Shan State.  

Read more: March 17, 2014

February 13, 2014

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February 13, 2014

Large-scale land confiscation for Salween dam infrastructure in northern Shan State

Communities in over 60 villages have lost lands and houses due to construction of access roadsand other infrastructure for the first dam on the Salween River in Burma, at Kunlong in northern Shan State.

Read more: February 13, 2014

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