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Christian Civilians in Burma Face Deadly Attacks

Army burns homes, kills villagers during Clinton visit. By Vishal Arora

Burma Army Targets Christian Civilians in War on Insurgents

Troops attack churches in Kachin state conflict. By Vishal Arora

Troops attack churches in Kachin state conflict.

By Vishal Arora NEW DELHI, October 28 MPBS24/7 (A CDN REPORT) – A recent attack on Christians and church buildings by Burmese soldiers in Kachin state showed that Christian civilians are targeted in the military offensive against insurgents.

Burmese Army Oppresses Chin Christians, Study Says

Report shows widespread abuses, including murder, rape and forced labor. By Sarah Page

Burmese Officials Order Closure of Church in Chin State

Government punishes pastor for refusing to wear campaign T-shirt, amid other election abuses. By Sarah Page

Suu Kyi’s Release Stirs Guarded Hope among Burma’s Christians

By Vishal Arora November 18 (Compass Direct News) – The release of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest in Burma on Saturday (Nov. 13) has sparked cautious optimism about human rights among Christians and the country’s ethnic minorities even as the junta does battle with armed resistance groups.

Burma's Ethnic Christians Fear Bleak Future after Election

Summary: CHIANG MAI, Thailand, October 22 MPBS24/7 Report From CDN. With Burma’s first election in over 20 years just three weeks away, Christians in ethnic minority states fear that afterward the military regime will try to “cleanse” the areas of Christianity, sources said. The Burmese junta is showing restraint to woo voters in favor of its proxy party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, but it is expected to launch a military offensive on insurgents in ethnic minority states after the Nov. 7 election, Burma watchers warned. When Burma Army personnel attack, they do not discriminate between insurgents and unarmed residents, said a representative of the pro-democracy Free Burma Rangers relief aid group in Chiang Mai, close to the Thai-Burma border. The military seems to be preparing its air force for an offensive, said Aung Zaw, editor of the Chiang Mai-based magazine Irrawaddy, which covers Burma. The FBR source said there are many unarmed Christian residents in zones where Burmese military personnel attack and kill anyone on sight. At least four years ago a secret memo circulated in Karen state, “Program to Destroy the Christian Religion in Burma,” that carried “point by point instructions on how to drive Christians out of the state,” reported the British daily Telegraph in 2007. The junta perceives all Christians in ethnic minority states as insurgents, according to the FBR. Three months ago, Burma Army’s Light Infantry Battalions 370 and 361 attacked a Christian village in Karen state, the FBR source said. In Tha Dah Der village on July 23, army personnel burned all houses, one of the state’s biggest churches – which was also a school – and all livestock and cattle, reported FBR. More than 900 people fled to save their lives.

Spike in Anti-Christian Violence Feared before Burma Elections

Karen Christians such as this woman at Mae La refugee camp on the Thai - Burma border flee indiscriminate attacks by the Burma military. (Photo: Vishal Arora) Attacks on Christians seen as politically expedient in majority-Buddhist nation.

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