The launch of a Karen rights organisation’s report has been blocked in Chiang Mai, Thailand, after authorities pressured a local university to cancel the event.
Karen CSOs highlight human rights issues and other matters relating to the repatriation of refugees in meeting with Yanghee Lee.
DKBA renegades detonated roadside explosives by remote control as the 118th Light Infantry Battalion was on patrol. The Karen rebels then ambushed them.
Land conflicts in Burma have escalated in recent years, with military and armed groups driving people from their land, and new laws failing to protect farmers, says a rights watchdog.
A liaison officer for the Karen National Union denied that the armed group had sent the team, which provided free eye treatment to 73 local people.
Domestic tourists flock to the area for religious pilgrimages, but foreign visitors may enjoy trekking in the misty mountains and viewing the natural beauty.