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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader to four years jail

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison, the first in a series of verdicts that could jail her for life. She was found guilty on charges of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules under a natural disasters law. Ms Suu Kyi faces 11 charges in total, which have […]

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Myanmar: Military truck rams into crowd of protesters in capital Yangon

Several people have been injured after a military truck rammed into a crowd of protesters in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon. Eyewitnesses told local media that the soldiers then opened fire on some fleeing protesters, and beat others. Since February’s coup, more than 1,200 people have been killed during protests and thousands more imprisoned. The military […]

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Myanmar military court sentences US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in jail

A Myanmar military court has sentenced US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in jail. Fenster was found guilty of breaching immigration law, unlawful association and encouraging dissent against the military. He was earlier this week slapped with two additional charges of sedition and terrorism, which carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. His trial […]

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Military coup forcefully removed Myanmar’s civilian president from office, threatened serious harm

Myanmar’s civilian president who was removed from office by the military, has testified that the generals tried to force him to relinquish power hours before the February 1 coup, warning him he could be seriously harmed if he refused, his attorney said. The first public comments from Win Myint since he was overthrown challenge the […]

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Two arrested for plotting to kill Myanmar’s anti-coup UN ambassador

Two Myanmar citizens were arrested in the United States for plotting to kill Myanmar’s UN ambassador. The US attorney’s office in New York said Phyo Hein Htut and Ye Hein Zaw had planned to hire attackers to force Kyaw Moe Tun to step down. He is a vocal critic of Myanmar’s military rulers, who seized […]

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Myanmar’s military ruler declares himself prime minister six months after seizing power from civilian government

Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of Prime Minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. In a speech on Sunday, Min Aung Hlaing repeated a pledge to hold elections by 2023 and said his […]

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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 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 […]