November 8, 2010
With the Burmese 2010 election now complete, overwhelming evidence that the election was heavily manipulated by the regime has been substantiated. This video details some of these efforts by the SPDC to manipulate the election in favor of the USDP and against ethnic minority groups.
September 6, 2010
Since 1962 the Burmese military Junta has considered large portions of Southern Burma including Yebyu Towhship, a free-fire zone. Residents suspected of aiding insurgent forces are often presumed guilty by Burmese soldier, and face significant abuse. Residents who can no longer bear the abuses will often flee, seeking shelter along the Thai-Burma border, or as in the following case. resettlement camps administered by the New Mon State Party (NMSP). But as years of abuse have progressed, problems within these camps have also increased.
June 29, 2010
Construction of the pipeline led to the militarization of the area. Subsequently extensive human rights violations are committed by soldiers including forced labor, arbitrary taxation, rape and even summary execution.
The military regime is the sole beneficiary of gas sales from the pipeline that passes through varied terrains and ethnic regions. The pipeline ultimately supplies gas to a concrete manufacturing plant in Mayaing Kalay and electricity turbine in Rangoon.
Though completed, the pipelines presence continues as the locus of human rights abuses committed by local military battalions.