More Karen flee Myanmar to Thai border, Myanmar arrests Karen journalist

Around 1,000 Karen hill tribe folks crossed the border into Thailand on Saturday, only for Thai authorities to send them again, according to an official from a refugee camp. This month, over 10,000 Karen from Myanmar’s Kayin state have fled after clashes between Karen rebels and Myanmar’s army.
Now, Burmese police have arrested a reporter for the Karen Information Centre. The reporter’s name is Nay Naw, in accordance with a source close to the household. Privy stated Nay was summoned to the station twice for questioning on Monday, and detained through the second meeting. The supply told Radio Free Asia he didn’t know where Nay was detained, however he and the household had heard Nay was being held within the Myawaddy Myoma Police Station.
“We don’t know if he has been tortured or beaten”.
Meanwhile, the Karen who fled to the Thai border camp out alongside the river there. According to one Karen girl, those camping don’t have sufficient food, shelter, blankets, or medicines. Myanmar’s Junta Deputy Minister of Information Major General informed RFA the junta is making ready to to arrange short-term shelters for refugees in and round Myawaddy.
“If it’s going to take time for them to return to their locations of residence, we consider them to be [displaced persons]. If it isn’t, it is thought of a brief lived evacuation”.
Just weeks in the past, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights accused Myanmar’s army of burning alive ladies and children within the Kayah state, another Karen-majority state..

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