Amnesty International and more than 200 other non-governmental organisations have called for a global arms embargo on Myanmar given the continuing violent crackdown by the military on protesters following the coup there in February. “It is time for the UN Security Council to use its unique powers to impose a[…]
Myanmar activists held candle-lit protests overnight and scrambled to find ways to get around a deepening internet shutdown on Friday, as anti-coup protesters pledged to continue efforts to force out the generals despite a military crackdown that has killed hundreds, including dozens of children. Anti-coup groups shared radio frequencies, offline[…]
The United Nations’ envoy on Myanmar implored the Security Council on Wednesday to take action amid an escalating crisis in the Southeast Asian nation, warning of the risk of civil war and an imminent “bloodbath” amid a violent crackdown on anti-coup protests that has left hundreds dead. Christine Schraner Burgener[…]
European Union foreign ministers are set to approve on Monday sanctions against 11 Myanmar officials for the military takeover, European diplomats said, as a UN official urged the international community on Saturday to cut the coup leaders’ access to money and weapons. The move comes after the 27-nation bloc last[…]
Myanmar’s overthrown leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face new charges of corruption from the generals who seized power in a coup on February 1, as protesters fighting to restore democracy face increasing isolation behind a mobile data blackout. The 75-year-old Nobel laureate, who was taken into custody[…]
At least 38 protesters across Myanmar have been killed in the latest crackdown on the anti-coup movement, an advocacy group said, as the generals who seized power on February 1 declared martial law over two areas of Yangon where Chinese factories were set ablaze. A police officer also died making[…]
Myanmar’s biggest trade unions has begun a widespread strike in the latest attempt to pressure the country’s generals to step down after seizing power in a coup last month. At least 18 labour organisations representing industries including construction, agriculture and manufacturing on Monday called on workers “union and non-union alike”[…]
At least 38 people were killed in anti-coup protests in Myanmar on Wednesday, the United Nations said, in the bloodiest crackdown yet on peaceful demonstrations against a military coup. Security forces opened fire on people protesting against military rule across Myanmar, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and[…]
Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a year before the military seized power in a coup on February 1. Now, the 25-year-old is providing emergency medical assistance as state forces crack down on mass protests. “Most [victims] had head injuries because police[…]
A United Nations human rights expert has called for an independent assessment on the conditions at Bhasan Char, the remote island in Bangladesh where more than a thousand Rohingya were taken earlier this month, as he condemned the world’s “failure” to take action to help the refugees return home to[…]
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