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‘You Die with It or You Fight for It’

December 15th, 2013|

Khaing Hla Pyaint is an incredibly determined young Arakanese man who decided that whatever it takes, he will work for his country and help his people. On a long journey from Arakan State near Bangladeshi [...]

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‘I Have Never Regretted Becoming a Soldier’

October 11th, 2013|

Shan Lay is a friendly, compassionate and dedicated young man from the Shan State who has sacrificed everything to fight for the freedom of his people. Growing up in the Shan State with a Karen [...]

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‘If men can do these things, I can also do these things’

July 25th, 2013|

Thazun has come a long way. Despite spending her childhood without ever meeting her father, and being almost starved to death as a result of forced labour demands imposed on her mother, Thazun has never [...]

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‘Everyone wants change in Burma’: Village Chief

May 4th, 2013|

U Than Nyunt is a 57-year-old Karen refugee and the chief of a small rural village on the riverbanks of Moei. He grew up in a village near Belin in Mon State and was chosen [...]

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Story of a Karen refugee’s struggle for survival

April 10th, 2013|

U Soe Myint is a 60-year-old Karen refugee who has struggled his whole life just to survive. Amidst deep-seated poverty, armed conflict and Burma Army abuse, U Soe Myint has had everything but an easy [...]

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