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ASEAN leaders call for measurable progress on Myanmar peace plan

The Southeast Asian bloc’s meeting in Cambodia was under pressure to show results. ASEAN leaders called Friday for measurable progress in their peace plan for Myanmar, amid growing criticism over the Southeast Asian bloc’s failure to stem the deepening conflict in one of its 10 member states. Meeting at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

MYANMAR: ASEAN LEADERS MUST TAKE DECISIVE STEPS, STOP AIDING AND ABETTING JUNTA’S ATROCITY CRIMES

(Jakarta, 9 November 2022) — ASEAN must stop aiding and abetting the Myanmar military’s atrocity crimes and take concrete action to exclude all political and non-political representatives of the Myanmar military junta from attending ASEAN summits, meetings and activities, said Progressive Voice (PV) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). Justice For […]

Junta shell kills a woman and injures her husband and baby in Sagaing region

Troops stormed another village in the same township the following day, torching houses. A mortar shell fired by junta troops killed a woman and injured two family members when it struck their home in Wetlet township in Myanmar’s Sagaing region, according to a local who declined to be named for safety reasons. The troops fired […]

Political prisoner hospitalised after beating by criminal convicts

The victim was also severely beaten by prison authorities after taking part in a Silent Strike protest in Insein Prison late last year A political prisoner being held in Yangon’s Insein Prison had to have his jaw wired shut after it was shattered during a beating by criminal convicts, according to a prison source. The […]

Displacement crisis in southeastern Myanmar requires local humanitarian response, Karen groups say

Community-based organisations suggest that the number of IDPs is double the estimates provided by UN agencies, whose access to the region continues to be restricted by the junta Data recently released by Karen community-based organisations indicates that the number of people displaced in southeastern Myanmar since the 2021 coup may be more than double the […]

Children Targeted by the Junta

The human rights landscape in Myanmar has been rapidly deteriorating as the military junta expands their reign of terror, targeting the most vulnerable and innocent, including children. Across the last month, young children and infants have been killed and seriously wounded in the crossfire of the violence waged by the Myanmar Army. The regime continues […]

THE ATTACK IN KACHIN STATE MUST PROMPT UN SECURITY COUNCIL’S URGENT ACTION AGAINST MYANMAR MILITARY JUNTA

UN Security Council must stop deferring to ASEAN and take urgent action [28 October 2022] The UN Security Council should stop evading its responsibility to act to stop the Myanmar military’s war of terror by continuing to defer to ASEAN’s desultory Five-Point Consensus, Progressive Voice, Kachin Women’s Association Thailand and Women’s League of Burma said today. […]