Entries by ND Burma

3 March 2021 Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 3 March 2021 The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) pays respect to the heroes who sacrificed their lives and liberty to fight for democracy and human rights. As of March 3, a total of (1498) people have been arrested, charged or sentenced in relation to the military coup on February 1. Of them, (4) were convicted; (2) to two […]

Row over who represents coup-hit Myanmar at UN

The junta sacked the country’s envoy after he spectacularly broke ranks by calling for the regime’s downfall on February 26, but on March 1, U Kyaw Moe Tun sent a letter to the president of the UN General Assembly saying he still holds the post. By AFP Myanmar’s military junta and the envoy sent by […]

Police and protesters resume running battles in Yangon for fourth day

Security forces have deployed tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to dislodge protesters from their home-made barricades, with only limited success. By FRONTIER Yangon is today again a battle zone, with police and soldiers attempting to disperse thousands of peaceful protesters from sites across the city including Sanchaung, Insein Road in Hlaing Township and […]

Another Bloody Day in Myanmar: At Least 28 Protesters Slain by Military

By THE IRRAWADDY 3 March 2021 YANGON—Myanmar’s protest-related death toll reached its highest point on Wednesday as soldiers and riot police loyal to the country’s military regime killed at least 28 unarmed civilians amid their crackdown on anti-junta protesters in at least four cities. Anti-regime mass rallies have erupted daily in Myanmar following a military takeover early […]

At Least Nine Protesters Shot Dead in Three Cities in Myanmar

By THE IRRAWADDY 3 March 2021 YANGON—At least nine protesters were killed and several wounded in three cities in Myanmar as police fired live rounds and rubber bullets at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday morning. In Mandalay, a 19-year-old female protester was shot in the neck and another man was shot in the chest. Both died on the […]

Security forces stage deadly crackdown, leaving at least 16 people dead

Six people were killed in Yangon’s North Okkalapa Township and at least 18 are in a critical condition after security forces opened fire with live rounds, while deaths were also reported in Mandalay, Monywa and Myingyan. By FRONTIER At least 16 people were killed today when security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters with live rounds […]

Myanmar’s Military Council Labeled ‘Terrorist Group’

By THE IRRAWADDY 2 March 2021 The CRPH, the committee representing the elected lawmakers of the ousted National League for Democracy, labeled Myanmar’s military governing body, the State Administrative Council (SAC), as a “terrorist group” on Monday for its lawlessness in arresting democratically elected leaders and for terrorizing protesters with killings and violence. The announcement followed the […]

UN Leads International Condemnation of Bloody Crackdowns in Myanmar

By NYEIN NYEIN 1 March 2021 The UN, Japan, Canada and the European Union have strongly condemned the Myanmar military’s bloody crackdowns on civilians participating in anti-regime protests on the weekend. Myanmar police and soldiers shot dead at least 18 people during the Sunday crackdowns against peaceful protesters across the country, according to the OHCHR, the UN’s human rights […]