Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NEWS ALERT: Burma Army Burning Karen Villages

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clipped from www.worthynews.com

RANGOON, BURMA (Worthy News)-- Over 70 houses, a mobile health clinic and two schools in eastern Burma have been burnt down by army patrols stepping up an offensive against predominantly Christian Karen villagers, rights activists said Thursday, February 11.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but at least three Karen villagers are known to have died in previous attacks.

A vital mobile health clinic, a middle school, and a nursery school in K’Dee Mu Der village and

Tee Mu TaVillage were reportedly also destroyed by soldiers Monday, February 8.

Over 2,000 people have been displaced and are still in hiding following the attacks that began in January, according to Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a relief organization working in the conflict zones of eastern Burma.

Christianity is also seen as a threat to the power base of the military government, rights groups say.   
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