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Myanmar has deadliest weekend yet as casualties continue to mount

Hospitals were still filling with dead or wounded protesters late Sunday night as security forces continue to wage war on civilians opposed to military rule Six weeks after seizing power, Myanmar’s military council carried out its deadliest assault yet on unarmed protesters over the weekend, killing at least 18 people in one Yangon township alone. […]

Volunteer night guard shot dead by military

At least five other people were injured when soldiers opened fire in a residential area in Yangon at around 1am on Friday A man was killed in Yangon’s Mingaladon township early Friday when soldiers opened fire with live ammunition in response to local residents’ protests at their appearance. Kyaw Zin Latt, 41, was shot in […]

If the Army is Disbanded Will Myanmar Become Like Libya or Iraq?

By THE IRRAWADDY 12 March 2021 Disbanding Myanmar’s hated military risks destabilizing the country, in the same way that the Western invasions of Iraq and Libya and the subsequent disbandment of local military forces left security vacuums that were filled by Islamic State, said former Singapore foreign minister George Yeo. Yeo acknowledged that the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) are […]

Analysis of 50+ videos show systematic killings in Myanmar

The Myanmar military is using increasingly lethal tactics and weapons normally seen on the battlefield against peaceful protesters and bystanders across the country, new research by Amnesty International has revealed. By verifying more than 50 videos from the ongoing crackdown, Amnesty International’s Crisis Evidence Lab can confirm that security forces appear to be implementing planned, […]

Undermining Freedom of Expression Amid the Myanmar Coup

Introduction After ten years of a slow but steady transition to a democratic civilian government, the Myanmar Tatmadaw launched a military coup in the early morning hours of 1 February 2021. Their actions resulted in the unlawful detainment and arrest of political leaders and activists. This illegitimate attempt to maintain power comes as the military felt threatened by the […]

Military deploys troops to public buildings around the country

Myanmar Now Published on Mar 8, 2021 The move has met with resistance at a number of locations, resulting in several protesters being injured by rubber bullets Military troops were being deployed to hospitals and other public building in cities and towns around Myanmar on Sunday, in the latest move by the ruling junta to consolidate […]

Myanmar Regime Launches Late Night Raids, Arrests Civilians and Opposition Members

By THE IRRAWADDY 7 March 2021 Yangon – Myanmar’s security forces have detained at least 10 opposition activists in eight Yangon townships last night, including National League for Democracy (NLD) members, protest leaders, vigilante group members and other civilians. U Khin Maung Latt, 58, a Muslim NLD ward chairman in Pabedan Township, Yangon, was tortured to death […]

NLD Member Tortured to Death by Myanmar Regime

By THE IRRAWADDY 7 March 2021 U Khin Maung Latt, a National League for Democracy (NLD) ward chairman in Pabedan Township, Yangon, has reportedly died after being tortured, hours after he was detained by soldiers and police on Saturday night. The 58-year-old Muslim was violently beaten and kicked before being taken from his home at around 10pm, […]

UN says 38 dead in Myanmar

At least 38 people died Wednesday, the United Nations said, as the military defied growing international condemnation with a violent crackdown that the US said left it “appalled and revulsed.” International pressure is mounting: Western powers have repeatedly hit the generals with sanctions, Britain has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday, […]