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28 Apr 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

An open letter sent on Thursday by 23 rights groups and other international organizations is calling on world governments to urge Myanmar’s cooperation with a forthcoming U.N. fact-finding mission sent to investigate abuses in Rakhine state and other conflict zones in the country.

Signed by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and other organizations, the letter says that reports of sexual violence, extrajudicial killings, torture, and the destruction of homes by security forces in northern Myanmar’s Rakhine state must be openly and honestly addressed.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Myanmar’s powerful military will not accept any revisions or amendments to a nationwide cease-fire agreement it signed in October 2015 with eight ethnic armed groups in order to accommodate remaining militias that have refused to sign or have been excluded from the pact, the country’s deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces said Monday.

21 Apr 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

The Myanmar government will allow ethnic organizations in Shan state to hold regional-level political discussions on April 23-25 in the run-up to national-level talks, a military official said on Thursday.

But the government has decided not to permit preliminary talks among ethnic Shan groups in the volatile state where some local militias are engaged in hostilities with the national army, said Lieutenant Colonel Sai Nyin, spokesman of the RCSS.

21 Apr 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Seven of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups formed a new committee on Wednesday to hold collective talks with the government in anticipation of the next round of nationwide peace negotiations.

20 Apr 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Seven of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups formed a new committee on Wednesday to hold collective talks with the government in anticipation of the next round of nationwide peace negotiations.