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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 coup protesters shame military with red paint as death toll mounts

Myanmar coup protesters splashed red paint and dye on roads and signs outside government offices on Wednesday to represent the blood of people killed protesting against the junta, on the second day of the traditional new year holiday. The display aimed at shaming the military took place in various towns and cities, according to pictures […]

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Myanmar charging families $85 to retrieve bodies of relatives killed in military crackdown

The Myanmar military is charging $85 to retrieve the bodies of relatives killed by security forces in a bloody crackdown on Friday, activists reported. At least 82 people were killed Friday in Bago, 90 kilometers northeast of Yangon, after the city was “raided” by the military’s security forces, said advocacy group Assistance Association for Political […]

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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 sentences 19 civilians to death for killing army officer

The Myanmar military sentenced nineteen people to death for killing an associate of an army captain, the military-owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday, the first such sentences announced in public since a February 1 coup and crackdown on protesters. The report said the killing took place on March 27 – Myanmar Armed Forces Day […]

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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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Paing Takhon: Myanmar jails 24-year-old actor for speaking against military coup

One of Myanmar’s most popular celebrities has been arrested by the military as part of a growing crackdown. Paing Takhon, a model and actor with millions of fans in Myanmar and Thailand, had been active in both online protests and in-person rallies. Takhon’s Instagram been taken down along with his Facebook account. The military seized power […]

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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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Myanmar military shoot dead 7-year-old ‘as she ran into father’s arms’

A seven-year-old girl has been shot dead in Myanmar, becoming the youngest known victim in the crackdown following last month’s military coup. Khin Myo Chit was killed by police while she ran towards her father, during a raid on their home in the city of Mandalay. “They kicked the door to open it,” Khin’s 25-year […]

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Myanmar: Anti-coup protesters remain defiant as military violence continues

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar maintained their dogged opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll, with two more people killed. The country has been in turmoil since the military overthrew an elected government on February 1, bringing an end to 10 years of tentative democratic reform. One man was shot dead and […]

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Myanmar military resort to information blackout to contain growing decent

Myanmar military sealed off several areas in capital Yangon and imposed an information blackout in quest to contain decent. More than 200 people have been killed in protests since the military seized power in a February 1 coup, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. Bachelet said the death toll could be […]