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School-hour airstrikes leave six children dead in Depayin

Teachers and students were also reportedly held hostage in one of the villages targeted in the assault on Friday At least six children were killed when Myanmar’s military launched air and ground assaults on several villages in Sagaing Region’s Depayin Township during school hours on Friday, according to local sources. Residents of the area said […]

Former BBC presenter Htet Htet Khine sentenced to 3 years by Myanmar junta court

The freelance journalist faced charges of ‘incitement’ and ‘illegal association’ for her reporting. UPDATED AT 12:44 PM EST ON 9-15-22 A special court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced Htet Htet Khine, a former BBC television presenter, to three years in prison with hard labor for “incitement” and “illegal association” for her reporting work, according to […]

Jailed Myanmar Protest Leader Faces Possible Death Sentence

Myanmar’s junta added a charge that carries a death sentence against jailed protest leader Ko Wai Moe Naing for his role in the protest movement against military rule. The 27-year-old pro-democracy activist has been held in Monywa Prison, Sagaing Region, since his arrest in April last year during an anti-regime rally. He has already faced […]

Two journalists among more than a dozen arrested in Yangon protest crackdown

At least one person was shot attempting to escape and another was severely beaten after being captured, witnesses said At least 15 people, including two freelance journalists, were arrested during a crackdown on a protest in Yangon’s Kyeemyindaing Township on Tuesday, according to sources. One protester who managed to evade arrest told Myanmar Now that […]

Myanmar: Death of Activists in Custody

Six Cases Highlight Alleged Torture, Junta’s Failure to Investigate (Sydney) – Myanmar’s military and police are responsible for scores of deaths in custody since the February 1, 2021 military coup, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch documented the deaths of six detained activists that involved apparent torture or the denial of adequate medical care. The […]

The Power of Protest in Myanmar

For decades, people in Myanmar have come together to protest and call for greater protection and enforcement of their fundamental rights and freedoms. Pivotal moments throughout the country’s history took place during moments of frustration from brave citizens who demanded a better future for themselves and the next generation. The attempted coup in Myanmar is […]

Junta troops kill 12, burn hundreds of homes in 11 days of raids in Sagaing

Sources said 20,000 residents from 80 villages fled their homes amid the attacks. Junta troops in Myanmar’s Sagaing region have killed at least 12 civilians and burned down more than 500 houses in 11 days since entering the region’s northern townships of Kawlin, Kanbalu and Kyunhla, villagers and local defense groups said Friday. Sources in […]

Myanmar army shelling kills two, injures three in Bago Region

According to the KNU, more than 300,000 civilians have been displaced by conflict within its territory Shelling by Myanmar’s military killed two people and injured three others—including two children—in a village in Bago Region’s Shwegyin Township on Tuesday, according to resistance sources. The incident occurred early in the morning, soon after Karen National Liberation Army […]

Six bodies found in boat carrying Rohingya drifting off Myanmar coast

There were 59 survivors although a baby has reportedly since died. UPDATED at 9:45 a.m. EDT on 8-31-2022 Six bodies have been discovered along with 59 ethnic Rohingya survivors on a boat floating near an island off Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady delta region. Local residents told RFA the Coast Guard went to stop the boat on Monday […]