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Weekly Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar : Post-Coup (September 13-19)2021

Pressure remains on the United Nations as members meet at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to discuss among other things – who will be Myanmar’s permanent representative. Civil society organizations have issued statements calling on the UN to recognize and support Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun as Myanmar’s Permanent Representative at the UN General Assembly. To recognize […]

Residents of Town in Myanmar’s Chin State Flee Junta Artillery Barrage

The entire population of the mountaintop town of Thantlang in Chin State has fled after being bombarded by Myanmar junta forces during an intense clash with civilian resistance forces on the weekend. Virtually the entire population of around 8,000 residents have already left the town, with just a few dozen people including pastors and senior […]

Myanmar Junta Kills At Least 12 Civilians Over Weekend

At least a dozen civilians were killed by junta forces in Magwe, Sagaing and Yangon regions during the weekend. On Sunday, junta forces killed two brothers in Taungdwingyi Township, Magwe Region, after a telecom mast belonging to the military-owned Mytel, one of four telecom operators in Myanmar, was destroyed. Resistance fighters said in a statement […]

What Has Happened to Myanmar’s Tatmadaw?

By BERTIL LINTNER 13 September 2021 The decision by Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG) to declare a “defensive people’s war” against the military junta that usurped power in Naypyitaw on Feb. 1 has not been met with much sympathy from the international community. The British ambassador designate to Myanmar, Pete Vowles, tweeted on Sept. 7 that his […]

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Prepares Evidence of Junta War Crimes

Myanmar’s junta has committed massacres and war crimes in Sagaing Region by murdering about 112 people within three months, according to the Human Rights Ministry of the civilian National Unity Government (NUG). Evidence of junta massacres and war crimes will be submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council this month, U Aung Myo Min, […]

Weekly Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar : Post-Coup (September 6-12) 2021

Despite seven months of harrowing violence and state-sponsored atrocities perpetrated with impunity against innocent civilians, the people have not lost sight of their unwavering commitment to dismantle the junta. On Tuesday, 7 September the acting President of the National Unity Government (NUG), Duwa Lashi Li, declared war against the Myanmar armed forces. ‘D-Day’  has been […]

Junta Troops Killed in Civilian Attacks Across Myanmar

By THE IRRAWADDY 10 September 2021 More than 20 junta troops, including a high-ranking officer, were reportedly killed on Thursday and Friday during ambushes by People’s Defense Forces (PDF) across the country, with the most fatalities in Yangon and Magwe regions. Dozens of civilian casualties were also reported in junta crackdowns. On Thursday morning, the Karen National […]

Weekly Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar : Post-Coup (Aug 30 to Sep 5)2021

Myanmar junta soldiers are steadily abandoning their posts with the regime and choosing to stand with the people alongside the Spring Revolution. Approximately 2000 soldiers have defected since the coup with the highest ranked defector being an army colonel. The National Unity Government (NUG) has offered to provide protection for junta defectors. Many of those who are leaving the […]

Junta troops hunt guerilla fighters in Hlaing Tharyar

One person has been injured in a shooting during raids across the township  Junta soldiers have been hunting guerilla forces in the industrial township of Hlaing Tharyar in recent weeks, arresting dozens and sending some members of the resistance into hiding. The military has launched several raids on homes across the area targeting members of […]