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Weekly Overview: Human Rights Situation in Mon State, Karen State, and Tanintharyi Region
Second Week of August, 2022

HURFOM: Throughout the second week of August, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) reported on increasing attacks against human rights defenders and youth, young... 

August 15, 2022 | Read more »

Inflation and high commodity prices hurting everyone

HURFOM: Since early August, 2022, the inflation  rate has risen dramatically, which has led to higher prices for basic commodities. Rice, cooking oil, chili and onions are... 

August 13, 2022 | Read more »

More arrests and extortion efforts by unknown, armed groups in Southern Ye

HURFOM: Since the February 2021 military coup, more unknown, and  armed groups have emerged in Southern Ye Township, of Mon State. Some of these groups have been... 

August 12, 2022 | Read more »

Authorities force parents to accept money for daughter who died in bus accident

HURFOM: On August 5, 2022, the “Aunty Win” Express Bus traveling on the  Yangon-Dawei-Myeik route, struck and killed a four-year-old child from Thar Yar Mon village.   A... 

August 10, 2022 | Read more »

Ye MUP refuses to take a position on Ye Military Council

HURFOM: The junta-controlled Union Election Commission approved the use of a “Proportional Representation (PR) System” for  the upcoming election. Critics have also... 

August 9, 2022 | Read more »

Two internally displaced people die from lack of access to medical treatment as military establishes bases in Yebyu

HURFOM: The incursion of the Burmese military and establishment of its bases in Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division has led to many villagers fleeing their homes.  Since... 

August 9, 2022 | Read more »

Five villagers arrested by the military: Three found dead, one missing and one remains in custody

HURFOM: On July 31, 2022, five villagers from Pu Gaw Zun village, Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division were arrested by the Burmese military.   Three of those arrested were... 

August 8, 2022 | Read more »

Schools in Ye Township close in response to rumour of pending attack

HURFOM: On August 5, 2022, a frightening phone message rapidly spread amongst parents living   in villages in Ye Township concerning the safety of their children. The... 

August 8, 2022 | Read more »