KNPP Prioritizes Exposing Regime’s Human Rights Violations


By Kantarawaddy Times

The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) announced that it would make a documentary film on the atrocities committed by the regime’s forces during the offensives that displaced more than 150,000 people, which is over half the population of Karenni State.

”Over the past year, the army has committed serious human rights violations throughout Burma. We will focus on what is happening in Karenni State,” Khu Oo Reh, who was elected chair of the KNPP at its recent 14th congress, told Kantarawaddy Times. He said a committee has been put together to work closely with human rights groups in the state and abroad on this project.

”Human rights are a priority for our agenda,” Khu Oo Reh explained.

In a statement, the KNPP pledged to continue supporting the ethnic armed organisations and civil resistance groups fighting against the regime, the National Unity Government (NUG) and the political parties sidelined by the coup almost a year ago. It pledged to continuing resisting the dictatorship until it is destroyed, while working with NUG to advance a federal democratic union.

During the four-day congress, the party elected its chairperson, 18 central committee members, 7 reserve members and finally its central executive committee (CEC). The participants discussed the amendment of the party’s policies and its constitution and laid down their future plans as well as the events of the past four years.

Abel Tweed was elected as vice-chair, Khu Plureh general secretary, Khu Daniel as 1st secretary, Aung San Myint 2nd secretary and Saw Khe Lay, Khu Tawreh, Khu Nyereh and Saw Lutha Than as CEC members.


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