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Dozens of children killed, hundreds detained since Myanmar coup: UN rights expert

Dozens of children were killed and hundreds more have been detained in Myanmar since the coup more than five months ago, UN rights experts said. The UN child rights committee reported on Friday that it had received “credible information” that 75 children had been killed and approximately 1,000 arrested in Myanmar since February 1. “Children […]

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Clashes break out between Myanmar military junta and anti-coup militia in Mandalay

The Myanmar army in the second largest city, Mandalay clashed with a local militia who oppose February’s military coup. This is the first time clashes between People’s Defense Forces (PDF) and the army spun in a big city. Until now, actions by the PDF have been limited to fighting in rural areas or small towns. […]

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Myanmar’s Military accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of serious corruption charges

Myanmar’s military charged deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption, the most serious charge laid against her to date. Ms Suu Kyi is accused of accepting cash and gold in bribes, and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty. She faces six other charges relating to alleged illegal imports of walkie-talkies […]

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Myanmar’s army chief urged to end violent crackdown against its people

South Asian leaders have urged Myanmar’s army chief to end the violent crackdown in the country, after taking power in a coup in February. Since the takeover this was General Min Aung Hlaing’s first foreign trip. Calls for the military to stop killing protesters and to release political prisoners rose. More than 700 people have […]

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European Union imposes sanctions on Myanmar’s military leaders and conglomerates

European Union has imposed sanctions on 10 of Myanmar’s military leaders, as well as two giant military conglomerates, in its toughest measures yet against the February 1 coup and bloody crackdown. The sanctions include asset freezes and visa bans, EU member states said the individuals were “all responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of […]

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Myanmar military kill 82 protesters with rifle grenades near Yangon: Report

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and Myanmar Now news outlet said on Saturday that 82 people were killed during the protest against the February 1 military coup in the country. Firing started before […]

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Myanmar military claims protests dwindling as deaths surpass 600-mark

Myanmar military claimed protests against the ruling junta was dwindling since people wanted peace, and that it would hold elections within two years, the first timeframe it has given for a return to democracy since its February 1 coup. Troops fired rifle grenades at anti-coup protesters on Friday in the town of Bago, near the […]

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Myanmar Military Coup: Security forces throw grenades at protesting civilians

Protesters took to the streets of Myanmar amid reports of security forces killing three people in Yangon, just two days after 114 people were killed on the bloodiest day since the February 1 military coup. A man was killed and several others wounded on Monday when security forces fired on one Yangon neighbourhood, local media said. […]

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Myanmar military continue ‘senseless’ killings against its own people

Myanmar security forces killed an anti-coup protester and wounded a toddler in fresh violence overnight, media reported on Monday. After the bloodiest day since last month’s military coup with 114 deaths on Saturday, security forces opened fire at a funeral on Sunday, witnesses said. Another 13 people were killed in other incidents over the weekend, […]

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Bloodiest Day: Myanmar military kill at least 114 anti-coup protesters

The military junta in Myanmar killed at least 114 people on Saturday, the bloodiest day since the military coup on February 1. Children were among those killed according to news reports and witnesses, in a crackdown that drew renewed criticism from Western countries and was denounced by the U.S. envoy as “horrifying”. “We salute our […]