NEWS ALERT: ‘Burma Troops Kill, Rape Christian Civilians; Churches Burned’

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 20071102_burma NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights groups urged the world Friday, March 22, to pressure Burma to end a crackdown on ethnic and religious minorities after government troops reportedly killed and raped dozens of mainly Christian civilians while burning hundreds of churches and homes.

NEWS ALERT: Burma Government Admits Bombing Christian Kachin

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20071102_burma2-150x150 By BosNewsLife Asia Service NAYPYITAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burma's government admitted Thursday, January 3, that the military is involved in airstrikes against the mainly Christian Kachin, a week after BosNewsLife and other media carried reports about a massive offensive in the north of the country.

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Army “Bombs” Christian Kachin; World Urged To Intervene

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos burmaNAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group urged Burma’s military on Friday, December 28, to immediately halt a major "offensive" against the mainly Christian Kachin people in the north of the Asian nation.

Group: ‘Burmese Troops Gang Rape Woman In Church’

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese troops gang raped and tortured a grandmother in a church in the latest reported case of abuse by Burma's military against the predominantly Christian Kachin minority, Christian rights activists said Monday, May 21.

Activists: Christian Kachin ‘Killed In Burma As Offensive Continues’

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- The Burmese military continues to carry out "serious human rights abuses" including rape, torture and killings of predominantly Christian ethnic groups, Christian rights activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, May 11.  

Report: Burma Army Attacks Church, Christian Conference

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burma's military ransacked a Baptist church and broke up a Christian conference of the predominantly Christian Chin community in the latest confrontation between government forces and ethnic minorities, Christian investigators told BosNewsLife Monday, March 26.  

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Troops ‘Kill, Torture’ Christian Kachins Despite Ceasefire Pledge

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Burma Most Kachins are Christians.Via The Kachin MediaRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese troops kill or torture civilians and destroy church buildings and even entire villages of the predominantly Christian Kachin minority despite pledges from Burma's nominally civilian government that it seeks ceasefire agreements with ethnic groups, investigators said Sunday, February 12.

Burma Kachin Christians Flee Deadly Attacks; Fighting Spreading

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Churches and Buddhist monasteries in a mining area of Burma's northern Kachin state have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees, many of them Christians, since New Year's Day, after the Burmese military reportedly attacked a church and killed several people, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, January 10.

Burma Military Detains Pastor

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Burma on Thursday, October 27, remained concerned over the whereabouts of five men, including a pastor, whose homes were reportedly burned and destroyed after they were briefly detained by Burmese government soldiers.

Christians Doubt Burma’s ‘Civilian’ Government

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A leading Christian rights group warned Thursday, March 31, that dissolving Burma's military government will not lead to "true democratic reform" for the Asian nation.