Myanmar junta

Myanmar's ruling junta sentences Aung San Suu Kyi's close aide to 20 years jail for treason

Former soldier Win Htei is a longtime political prisoner who has spent long stretches of time in detention for campaigning against military rule.

published on : 29th October 2021

Myanmar to free more than 5,000 jailed for anti-coup protests: PM Min Aung Hlaing

Myanmar has been mired in chaos since the coup, with more than 1,100 civilians killed in a bloody crackdown on dissent and more than 8,000 arrested according to a local monitoring group.

published on : 18th October 2021

Myanmar junta to put ousted leader Suu Kyi on trial for corruption

The 76-year-old Nobel laureate is currently on trial for flouting coronavirus restrictions during polls the NLD won in a landslide last year, illegally importing walkie talkies and sedition.

published on : 17th September 2021

Mizoram fears fresh influx of refugees after Myanmar airstrikes on civilians

Some 150 people from Myanmar’s Chin State fled to Mizoram over the past few days in the face of the airstrikes.

published on : 11th September 2021

Myanmar: Deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi's confidante dies after contracting COVID in prison

Nyan Win had been arrested after the February 1 coup removed the NLD from power and was held in Yangon's notorious Insein prison on charges of sedition.

published on : 20th July 2021

Myanmar junta gains hold on jade profits as fighting flares

A flareup in fighting around the mines in Hpakant, in remote Kachin state, also is adding to instability in the border region, independent research group Global Witness said in its report.

published on : 29th June 2021

100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

Health workers who founded the civil disobedience movement against military rule stopped staffing government medical facilities.

published on : 11th May 2021

ASEAN leaders demand Myanmar coup leaders to end killings

Security forces in Myanmar have killed at least 739 people since a February 1 military coup ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as per reports.

published on : 24th April 2021

Myanmar junta cracks down on celebrations of new shadow government

Security forces reportedly broke up a march at dawn in Mandalay that included Buddhist monks.

published on : 19th April 2021

Myanmar junta releases 23,000 prisoners in Buddhist New Year's amnesty

A prison official told AFP on condition of anonymity that jails across the country will start freeing more than 23,000 people on Saturday.

published on : 17th April 2021

Myanmar junta leader General Min Aung Hlain will join ASEAN summit: Thailand government

The military said it will hand back power to a civilian administration after elections are held in about a year -- though they recently extended the timeline to a two-year period.

published on : 17th April 2021

Myanmar activists splash red paint to protest junta bloodshed

One slogan painted on a bus stop said the military was being misused to protect junta chief Min Aung Hlaing, and urged soldiers not to shoot civilians.

published on : 6th April 2021

Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests 

Several actors and directors were also charged in February, but the campaign against celebrity protest supporters was stepped up last week when army-controlled Myawaddy TV broadcast a wanted list.

published on : 6th April 2021

We defied orders to kill protesters, say fleeing Myanmar cops who escaped to India

Indian villagers in Mizoram have given shelter to 34 police personnel and one firefighter who crossed into India over the last two weeks.

published on : 20th March 2021

BBC Burmese correspondent, another journalist detained as Myanmar junta clamps down on press

The journalists were in Naypyitaw to cover legal proceedings against Win Htein, a detained senior official from the National League for Democracy, the party that ran the country before the takeover.

published on : 19th March 2021
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