Human rights violations are getting worse in Kachin and Northern Shan States
On September 24, the Kachin Human Rights Watch (KHRW) and the Kachin Women's Research Group released a report that human rights violations have worsened in Kachin State and northern Shan State, where battles have been going on since the 2021 coup. The report is based on a total of 50 incidents from 2011 to 2020, six before the coup and 44 after the coup. According to the report, 85 civilians were killed and 93 were injured due to human rights violations.
It is said that civilians were killed due to heavy weapons fire, arrested and killed, and bombardment by airplanes and landmines. It’s also stated that only as far as possible has been compiled from the cases of human rights violations. "Due to the security situation, some places are difficult to go. So we made this up as a record. After the coup, human rights violations became worse than before. Now they don't follow international laws anymore. There are more violations of human rights."
Ko Jackkok said that he will continue to work to get justice for the victims of human rights violations.
Currently, there is fighting fiercely between the Military Council Army and the Kachin Liberation Army (KIA) in Kachin State and northern Shan State.
According to the statement of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) on September 8, more than one hundred thousand (120,900) locals in Kachin State and northern Shan State have fled their homes due to the fighting.
The views of the refugees in the Jeyang refugee camp of Laiza City, Kachin State on August 4, 2023
Boost a Post