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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 Coup: United States, allies condemn military junta for ‘murdering’ civilians

The US embassy in Myanmar condemned the junta for “murdering” civilians on Saturday as the military celebrates its Armed Forces Day. “Security forces are murdering unarmed civilians, including children, the very people they swore to protect,” said a statement released on the embassy’s Facebook page. “These are not the actions of a professional military or […]

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Myanmar coup leader mount criminal charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi was charged with a second criminal charge when she appeared in court via video link on Tuesday. Ms Suu Kyi was earlier charged with possessing illegal walkie-talkies, is now also alleged to have violated the country’s Natural Disaster Law. It is not clear what the new charge, issued on […]

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Myanmar Coup: Thousands protest against military’s night raids targeting critics

Protesters in Myanmar continued for the eighth straight day on Saturday as arrests of the junta’s critics continued. Thousands assembled in the financial hub, Yangon, while protesters also took to the streets in capital Naypyitaw and other towns and cities. Protesters were angered by fresh detentions in midnight raids. “Stop kidnapping at night,” demonstrators held signs […]