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Karen Community in Utica, NY, Mourning After Police Killing of 13-Year-Old Nyah Mway

HeadlineJul 08, 2024
Image Credit: Nyah Mway Family

A funeral was held Saturday in Utica, New York, for Nyah Mway, a 13-year-old boy who was shot to death by police two days after he had graduated from middle school. Nyah Mway was a refugee who was born in Burma. His death has shattered the close-knit community of Karen refugees in Utica. His brother wrote online, “Our family moved to America nine years ago as refugees from Myanmar to find a better life safe from law enforcement killings and ethnic cleansing.” Three officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

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