01 Jul 2021

Myanmar frees more than 2,000 prisoners held since military coup

On Wednesday, Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees that had been held since the coup, which occurred on February 1. The released prisoners include journalists and others that the ruling military had held on incitement charges for their roles in protests. Activists described the release as a ploy by the

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18 Jun 2021

Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise

In 2020, a record of 82.4 million people have been displaced around the world. Approximately 680,000 people were from Myanmar following an ethnic conflict and a military coup. 200,000 people were added to the Internally Displaced People numbers in Myanmar since February. Kaya and kayin were home of most of

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14 Jun 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trial Begins in Myanmar After February Coup

Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial in Myanmar has begun after she and her administration were ousted from power by a military coup. Ms. Suu Kyi faces a series of criminal charges that could prevent her from returning to public life. She has been on house arrest since the incident. Ms.

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24 May 2021

Myanmar ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted leader, attended a court hearing on Monday that marks her first appearance in person since she was forced out of her position by military forces on February 1. Suu Kyi has been detained since the coup and was able to meet with her legal

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03 May 2021

Eight killed as Myanmar security forces fire on ‘spring revolution’ protests

Eight protestors died in Myanmar on Sunday after security forces opened fire on one of the biggest protests against military rule after a coup sent the country into crisis roughly three months ago. The protests were coordinated across Myanmar and international communities to create what organizers called the “global Myanmar

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15 Apr 2021

UN rights chief fears Myanmar heading to ‘full blown conflict’ with echoes of Syria

In a statement made on Tuesday, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights has warned that Myanmar is dangerously close to reaching a full-blown conflict with echoes of the Syrian civil war that began in 2011 and devastated the nation. The high commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, stated that the international

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02 Apr 2021

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi charged with violating state secrets as wireless internet shutdown begins

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, has been charged with violating the official secrets act. The ruling military junta cut all internet services in the country until further notice. This charge is the fifth and most serious charge leveled against her since the February 1 coup by military

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31 Mar 2021

Children among the dead and injured in Myanmar military airstrikes, say activists

Myanmar’s military junta has stepped up violence against its own citizens by conducting a series of airstrikes in the ethnic rebel-controlled region located in southeast Myanmar. A humanitarian aid group released more information about the attacks, which saw an increase over the past week. Humanitarian forces state that children were

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30 Mar 2021

Thailand pushes back thousands fleeing Myanmar as death toll surpasses 500

More than 2,000 refugees attempting to flee Myanmar have been pushed back by Thailand. A string of air strikes in the southeast of Myanmar have led to an increase of refugees. Over 2,000 people are now hiding in the jungle and are internally displaced after being pushed back into Myanmar

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29 Mar 2021

Myanmar Protesters Return After Security Forces Kill at Least 90 People

Protestors have taken to the streets of Myanmar again following horrific displays of violence by soldiers and law enforcement. Last week, Myanmar soldiers killed at least 90 protestors on the bloodiest day since the military coup. Among those killed on Saturday were six children between the ages of 10 and

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