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Human Rights Violation Documentation Infographic

The research team of Kachin Women Research Group and Kachin Human Rights Watch Group collected (50) cases of human rights abuses in Myitkyina, PutaO, Banmaw, and Mohnyin districts of Kachin State, and Lashio and Muse districts of Northern Shan State from July 2022 to February 2023. Among those (50) cases, (6) are from the period […]

Junta troops kill 28 militia members in Myanmar’s Sagaing region

Locals said there were too many bodies to cremate. Junta troops ambushed and killed 28 People’s Defense Force members in Sagaing region’s Myinmu township, witnesses told Radio Free Asia on Monday. The dead include 20 members of the Black Eagle defense force, five members of the  Myaung Revolution Army, two members of  People’s Security Group-Myinmu […]

Junta arrests principal of private high school in Sagaing

The school was also shuttered, with the junta posting a sign on the building suggesting that it had ties to ‘terrorist organisations’  The military arrested the 57-year-old principal of a private school in Sagaing town last week and shut down the institution the following day, Myanmar Now has learned.  Htar Htar Oo was taken into […]

Young political prisoner dies of heart attack in Myanmar prison

The man experienced health problems after being tortured but was not treated. A 21-year-old political prisoner who was sentenced to a long term in Myanmar’s Insein Prison died of a heart attack at the weekend, sources close to the family told Radio Free Asia on Monday. The prison authorities informed family members about the death […]

Myanmar Junta Massacres Sagaing Resistance Fighters

Myanmar’s junta killed 24 Sagaing Region resistance fighters and two civilian administrators on Friday evening, according to rebel groups. Troops stationed at the entrance of Myaung Township reportedly surrounded resistance fighters from the Chay Yar Taw People’s Defense Force (PDF) and other PDFs under the civilian National Unity Government. “They were surrounded and trapped while they […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (September 15 to 21, 2023)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Sep 15 to 21, 2023 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing and Mandalay Region from September 15th to 21st. Over 130 civilians including women from Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi Region and Kachin State were arrested and used as human shields. Military Junta […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (September 8 to 14, 2023)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Sep 8 to 14, 2023 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Shan State, Sagaing Region, and Bago Region from September 8th to 14th. The local civilians were arrested and used as human shields in Mandalay Region and Kachin State. A woman from […]

Monywa Prison authorities agree to hunger strike participants’ demands

While prison administrators promised adequate medical treatment following negotiations, the current health status of the striking inmates—who refused food for five days—is unconfirmed After opening negotiations with political prisoners on a hunger strike on Wednesday, authorities at Sagaing Region’s Monywa Prison have agreed to meet their demands, according to sources connected to the prison. Some […]

Myanmar junta steps up use of banned cluster bombs

The US and Myanmar have not signed an international convention banning the weapons that often kill civilians. Myanmar’s junta is using internationally-banned cluster bombs to attack rebel forces in ethnic areas of the country, said residents, officials from armed ethnic groups and an international campaign working to eradicate the weapons. Cluster bombs, which can be fired […]