07 Jan 2022

Cambodian PM’s visit to Myanmar sparks protests

As Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived for a  meeting with the military junta, protests and rallies were held across Myanmar. The Prime Minister is the first foreign leader to visit the country since the military coup in February 2021 took over Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government. Protestors feared

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27 Dec 2021

Myanmar Military Attack Kills Dozens, Including Children, Aid Group Says

On Saturday, at least 38 people were killed in an attack by Myanmar’s military in the Kayah state, located in the east. The region has seen a lot of violence lately, with resistance groups fighting forces from the junta. International aid group Save the Children were involved in the attack

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20 Dec 2021

Tortured to death: Myanmar mass killings revealed

A series of mass killings of civilians by the Myanmar military resulted in the death of at least 40 men in July. Eyewitnesses and survivors said that soldiers rounded up villagers and separated the men before killing them. Most who were killed were tortured first and then were buried in

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10 Dec 2021

‘Silent strikes’ against military gov’t empty Myanmar streets

Silent strikes have been staged in Myanmar by pro-democracy protesters. This is the latest way the people of Myanmar are pushing back against the military government that staged a coup over 10 months ago. More than 1,300 people have been killed expressing opposition and silent strikes are a safer way

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06 Dec 2021

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader to four years jail

Aung San Suu Kyi, the former leader of Myanmar who was ousted this year due to a military coup, has been sentenced to four years in prison. This marks the first decision in a series of verdicts that could land the former leader in jail for the rest of her

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11 Nov 2021

American journalist Danny Fenster could face life in prison in Myanmar

An American journalist named Danny Fenster could face life in prison in Myanmar after being charged with criminal offenses that carry a hefty maximum sentence. Fenster is a 37-year-old from Michigan and has been detained in Myanmar for over five months. Fenster has been denied bail and is currently being

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29 Oct 2021

Myanmar: Suu Kyi aide jailed for 20 years for treason — local reports

Myanmar politician U Win Htein was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sedition according to his lawyer. The 79-year-old politician is a senior member of the national leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party. He was arrested following the February coup in Myanmar. He is the

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27 Oct 2021

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi testifies in court but a gag order prevents her defense from being made public

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, testified in court on Tuesday for the first time since she was overthrown in a military coup that sparked nationwide protests. Her testimony occurred in the capital city of Naypyidaw, however, it was not made public due to a gag order imposed

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19 Oct 2021

Myanmar to release 5,600 prisoners held for anti-junta protests

According to local media reports, Myanmar’s junta released hundreds of political prisoners on Tuesday. The prisoners were being held on charges related to protests and similar activity, serving time at the Insein prison in Yangon. The junta announced its plans to release the individuals arrested for protesting against the military

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24 Sep 2021

Facebook Ordered to Release Records on Closed Myanmar Accounts

On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered that Facebook hand over records related to accounts shut down in 2018 that were linked to violence in Myanmar. According to the ruling, the accounts were linked to government-backed violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Facebook has been struggling to mitigate the

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