January 19, 2016
Maran Lu Ra (age 20) and Tangbau Hkwan Nan Tsin (age 21) started working as Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) volunteer teachers in Kawnghka Village, Muse Township, Northern Shan State, in June 2014. While working in the village, on 19 January, 2015, they were gang-raped, inhumanly tortured and brutally murdered with multiple stab wounds in their home inside the village churchyard. Today, 19 January, 2016, is exactly one year since the incident.
Press release by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) and Legal Aid Network (LAN)
January 19, 2016
New report exposes systematic cover-up of Myanmar Army involvement in Kachin rape-murder case
A new report exposes the systematic cover-up of the Myanmar Army’s involvement in the rape-murder of two Kachin teachers in Kawng Kha village, northern Shan State, exactly one year ago.
“Justice Delayed, Justice Denied” by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) and Legal Aid Network (LAN) analyzes witness testimony to identify as a key suspect the commanding officer of the Myanmar troops camped in Kawng Kha, and shows how he and his superiors blocked and subverted the police investigation into the crime.
New report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) and Legal Aid Network (LAN)
Despite the so-called democratic transition taking place since 2010, Burma remains constitutionally under the control of the Armed Forces. However, our national democratic icon, democratic forces, some ethnic armed organizations, many NGOs -- especially GON¬GOs – and most of the international community are siding with or exercising a policy of appeasement with the power holders, without scrutinizing whether the source of their pow¬er emanates from the genuine will of the various ethnic nationalities and/or indigenous peoples.