30 Dec 2022

Myanmar court extends Aung San Suu Kyi’s prison sentence to 33 years

Myanmar has sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s former leader, to seven years in prison for corruption. The sentencing brings the proceedings to an end after months of secrecy regarding the highly-politicized trial against Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi was democratically elected and served as the leader of Myanmar before

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24 Oct 2022

50 killed in air raid on Kachin rebels in Myanmar, reports say

An air raid that targeted a large ethnic insurgent group in Myanmar killed at least 50 people and injured 100. The death toll was communicated in a report by Colonel Naw Bu, a spokesman of the Kachin Independence Army. According to eye witness accounts, three bombs were dropped on a

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21 Oct 2022

UN agency calls on Myanmar’s neighbors to protect asylum seekers

A United Nations refugee agency has begun appealing to countries neighboring Myanmar to end the return of asylum seekers back to Myanmar. People are fleeing Myanmar due to indiscriminate violence against civilians, which has been occurring across the country. Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups in several border

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19 Oct 2022

Visitors among at least eight killed in blasts at Insein jail

At least eight people have died in explosions at Myanmar’s Insein prison in Yangon. Two parcel bombs went off at the entrance tot he jain on Wednesday morning, killing five visitors and three prison staff members. The INsein prison is Myanmar’s largest jail, holding 10,000 prisoners, many of whom are

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21 Sep 2022

Myanmar army helicopters fire on school, killing six

At least 17 children were wounded and six children were killed in Myanmar when army helicopters shot at a school on Friday. The military said it opened fire because rebels were using the school building to attack its forces. The military admitted to opening fire on the school on Tuesday,

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02 Sep 2022

Myanmar junta sentences ex-British ambassador to one year in prison over immigration charges

The military junta in Myanmar sentenced former British ambassador Vicky Bowman to one year in prison on Friday. She and her husband were detained in Yangon last month and were accused of violating immigration laws, her husband was also sentenced to one year in prison.  Bowman’s sentencing occurred on the

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25 Aug 2022

Myanmar junta detains former UK ambassador Vicky Bowman

The United Kingdom’s former ambassador to Myanmar has been detained by the country’s military junta. Vicky Bowman and her husband were taken into custody, according to local media outlets. The military junta has not announced the detentions.  The local media outlets all reported that Bowman could be charged under the

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26 Jul 2022

US urges China to condemn Myanmar

Following the military junta’s execution of democracy activists in Myanmar, the US has requested China to pressure Myanmar. China responded by saying it does not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs while the US believes China could influence Myanmar more than any other country.  In Myanmar, the men were executed

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27 Apr 2022

Aung San Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Myanmar Ahead of Biden Summit

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced by a court in Myanmar to five years in prison for corruption. The charges she was found guilty of on Wednesday include accepting $1.3million in gold bars and cash from a political ally. The testimony by the former chief minister of Yangon helped

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21 Mar 2022

Biden administration formally determines Myanmar’s military committed genocide

On Sunday, a US official told CNN that the Biden administration has formally determined that Myanmar’s activity constituted genocide and crimes against humanity, namely against the Rohingya population. US Secretary of State Atony Blinken is set to publicly announce the determination, which has been advocated for by human rights groups

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