Daw Bawk Ja, a well-known Kachin land rights activist, was arrested unlawfully and is currently on trial for charges which are politically motivated.
In solidarity with these civilians who have been killed, tortured and abused,
we urge the Burmese government to take the following actions immediately:
(1) To immediately release villagers from Nhka Ga and Mung Ding Pa being held as hostages
(2) To immediately release Daw Bawk Ja and discontinue arbitrarily arrests and torturing of civilians
(3) To immediately end the ongoing offensive and actions which put the lives and well-being of vulnerable civilians at risk
(4) To follow ALL conditions agreed upon in the agreement made with KIO on October 10, 2013 in order to encourage the progress of current peace talks because failure to follow the agreed upon conditions is disturbing the progress.