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Inmate killed, 8 in critical condition following crackdown at Myanmar Prison

Political prisoners had protested after guards beat an inmate found with a mobile phone. Prison guards in Myanmar on Friday shot and killed a political prisoner and wounded more than 60 other people – including eight critically – after inmates protested their beating of the victim a day earlier, Radio Free Asia has learned. The […]

Myanmar junta sentences teacher to death on murder, terror charges

Nearly 100 people have been handed the death penalty for opposing the regime that seized power nearly two years ago A junta-controlled court sentenced a primary school teacher to death last Friday for his alleged role in the killing of a suspected military informant in Ayeyarwady Region’s Myan Aung Township more than a year ago, […]

Myanmar’s junta pardons more than 7,000 prisoners

The Independence Day amnesty includes a former National League for Democracy minister, authors and journalists. UPDATED AT 4:44 p.m. ET on 01-04-2023 Myanmar’s military rulers ordered the release of 7,012 inmates, including some political prisoners, in an Independence Day amnesty Wednesday. Detainees held in prisons and police stations across the country had their sentences reduced […]

Imprisoned NLD religious affairs minister among thousands freed in amnesty

Thura Aung Ko is released from Yangon’s Insein Prison some 10 months after being convicted of corruption by Myanmar’s military regime The Myanmar junta released former religious affairs minister Thura Aung Ko from Yangon’s Insein Prison on Tuesday night in an amnesty ahead of the country’s January 4 Independence Day, according to a relative of […]

The Moso Christmas Eve Massacre (Mini-doc)

One year on from the horrific massacre, watch Myanmar Witness’ mini-doc investigation. “Do you know what happened in Myanmar last Christmas?” is a first mini-documentary by Myanmar Witness, investigating the horrific events at Moso on Christmas Eve 2021. 24 December 2021. Footage emerges on social media of burnt out vehicles somewhere in Myanmar. Reports of […]

Myanmar junta raid and burn 20 villages over 3 days in Sagaing region

More than 10,000 fled their homes in Tigyaing township ahead of the raids. Junta troops stormed 20 villages in Tigyaing township over three days this week, burning down over 400 houses as their arson campaign continued in Myanmar’s Sagaing region. Local residents told RFA around 300 troops took part in the campaign, prompting more than […]