Entries by ND Burma

Two more dead in junta attacks on protesters in Pinlebu as government buildings burn

The protesters have been defending themselves against well-armed police and soldiers with rudimentary hunting guns Two more people were killed overnight on Monday in the town of Pinlebu, Sagaing Region, as the coup regime’s forces attacked protesting local residents who defended themselves with single-shot hunting rifles. The deceased were two middle aged men, a protester […]

Myanmar Military’s Notorious Foot Soldiers

By DAVID SCOTT MATHIESON 25 March 2021 Pressure on the Myanmar military’s State Administration Council (SAC) just incrementally tightened in recent days with the United States designating two commanders and two military units under Executive Order 14014, a further step in US government targeting of the Tatmadaw (military) following the February 1 coup. US Secretary of State Antony […]

Myanmar: UN resolution ups pressure on military and business partners

Responding to the adoption of a resolution on Myanmar by consensus at the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International’s Representative to the UN in Geneva, Hilary Power, said: “Speaking with one voice today, the UN Human Rights Council has sent a clear and unequivocal message to the Myanmar military that they must halt their violations, and […]

Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 24 March 2021 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has documented and identified (275) heroes killed yesterday (March 23), and (12) heroes killed today. However, one person previously included in the list of casualties was removed today, details further below. Therefore, (286) heroes have been killed so far. That number is documented and […]

MYANMAR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS COMMEND UN ACTING RESIDENT AND HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR IN MYANMAR, MR. ANDREW KIRKWOOD’S CALLS FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION BY THE MEMBERS OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL

For Immediate Release [22 March 2021] Progressive Voice and its partner organizations commend the remarks made by the Acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Myanmar, Mr. Andrew Kirkwood calling for “collective Member State action at the Security Council.” We reiterate our call for the UN Security Council to immediately dispatch an enhanced […]

Myanmar Situation March 8-14

More lives lost on the front lines this week. The people of #Myanmar are grappling with the lack of accountability as the number of casualties and injuries, and those arrested & detained increases daily. Our weekly summary in Eng, Burmese coming soon. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar

Brutal crackdown in Hlaing Tharyar leaves at least 18 dead

Another three deaths were reported in Shwepyithar township, also in the largely industrial outskirts of Yangon At least 18 people were killed in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township on Sunday as security forces carried out a crackdown on protesters that raged on into the night. As of 11pm, there were 18 confirmed deaths and dozens of […]