Entries by ND Burma

Regime Forces Torture and Kill 29 People in Upper Myanmar

Myanmar junta troops have killed 29 people since May 10 in Sagaing Region’s Ye-U Township, according to local resistance groups and residents. Two of the victims were resistance fighters, while the rest were civilians from a number of villages who were detained by regime forces and taken to Mone Taing Ping Village, where they were […]

Weekly Update May 9 – 15 May 2022

The people of #Myanmar deserve better than what ASEAN has offered. ASEAN must listen to voices of those on the ground including experienced human rights defenders & the NUG to make decisions which hold the junta accountable for their crimes.

Charred corpses discovered in Sagaing village occupied by junta troops

It was not clear if the six victims were local people or civilians from elsewhere who had been taken hostage as human shields Local defence forces in Sagaing Region’s Ye-U Township say they found the charred remains of six people on Thursday in a village that had been occupied by regime forces for two days. […]

Myanmar’s junta is blocking pathways for transitional justice

Documenting abuses remains a key way for the country to move forward, even as the military tries to drag it back to the past Democracy in Myanmar has been sabotaged by the country’s military junta. In its place, the regime has unleashed a lawless campaign of violence against an innocent civilian population. Thousands have been […]

Junta Bars UN Special Envoy on Myanmar From ASEAN Meeting

The UN Special Envoy for Myanmar was blocked by the country’s junta from attending a meeting on humanitarian assistance for the Southeast Asian nation, which has been devastated by last year’s military coup. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday held the meeting in Cambodia to discuss plans to deliver aid to Myanmar. The […]

Weekly Update 2 May 8 May 2022

Press freedom is important and fundamental to a flourishing democracy. Under the Myanmar military, not only has the space for freedom of expression been stifled but it’s been marred with deadly and severe consequences.

Military burns more than 1,000 homes in northwestern Myanmar in one week

The military has been systematically destroying villages in Sagaing Region and Chin State to ‘discourage people from taking part in the revolution,’ locals say The military burned down more than 1,000 homes in villages in townships across Sagaing Region and Chin State during the first week of May alone, according to local sources. On the […]

Myanmar soldiers execute nine IDPs sheltering at Sagaing meditation centre

Local residents said the victims—eight men and one woman—had all been lined up and shot in the head Residents of Oak Pho, a village in Sagaing Region’s Budalin Township, say that regime forces executed nine people sheltering at a local Buddhist meditation centre on Monday. The victims, some of whom were elderly, had been displaced […]

Two female 88 Generation activists missing following their arrest

The son of one of the two women was also detained in the Kayin State capital Hpa-an last week Two women belonging to a political organization formed by veterans of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising were arrested in the Kayin (Karen) State capital Hpa-an last week and have not been heard from since, according to their […]