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Myanmar Court Sentences Suu Kyi to 5 Years for Corruption
April 27, 2022

Myanmar Court Sentences Suu Kyi to 5 Years for Corruption

By Grant Peck
The sentence is designed to legitimize the military's seizure of power while keeping the 76-year-old elected leader from returning to an active role in politics.

There’s a Crisis Unfolding in Southeastern Myanmar
April 22, 2022

There’s a Crisis Unfolding in Southeastern Myanmar

By Nai Aue Mon and Maggi Quadrini
Heavy attacks by Myanmar’s military are threatening civilian safety and security. The world must not look away.
Myanmar Army Has Committed Possible Crimes Against Humanity Since Coup, UN Says
March 17, 2022

Myanmar Army Has Committed Possible Crimes Against Humanity Since Coup, UN Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called for "meaningful action by the international community" to resolve the country's post-coup crisis.

Group Notes ‘Dramatic Spike’ in Reprisals Against Opposition MPs in Southeast Asia
December 06, 2021

Group Notes ‘Dramatic Spike’ in Reprisals Against Opposition MPs in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights says 2021 has been a "a dark year for human rights in Southeast Asia."

In Post-Coup Myanmar, Women Face Systemic Campaigns of Terror and Assault
November 25, 2021

In Post-Coup Myanmar, Women Face Systemic Campaigns of Terror and Assault

By Maggi Quadrini
The annual 16-day campaign against gender-based violence should draw attention to the urgent need to protect women and girls in Myanmar.

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis
October 22, 2021

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis

By Carolyn Nash
A U.S.-led coalition that intensifies this pressure could change the course of Myanmar’s protracted human rights disaster. 

Myanmar Junta Releases Thousands Detained for Anti-Coup Protests
October 20, 2021

Myanmar Junta Releases Thousands Detained for Anti-Coup Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed on the heels of ASEAN's decision to uninvite regime chief Min Aung Hlaing from its upcoming summit.
How the Movement for Black Lives Can Help Myanmar Activists
September 13, 2021

How the Movement for Black Lives Can Help Myanmar Activists

By Eraldo Souza dos Santos
As Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Foreign Governments, Experts Urge Peace After Myanmar Opposition Announces Mass Uprising
September 09, 2021

Foreign Governments, Experts Urge Peace After Myanmar Opposition Announces Mass Uprising

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government's declaration of a "people's defensive war" has raised a host of political and ethical questions.

Myanmar’s Coup Has Put Women in Harm’s Way
September 03, 2021

Myanmar’s Coup Has Put Women in Harm’s Way

By Maggi Quadrini
Seven months after the military’s seizure of power, women in Myanmar are facing a rise in threats to their livelihoods and health.

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty
July 13, 2021

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty

By Tomas Max Martin, Ergun Cakal, and Hannah Russell
Torture – and the fear that it engenders – has been central to the military junta’s efforts to quell popular resistance.
Myanmar Prosecutors Present Sedition Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi
June 16, 2021

Myanmar Prosecutors Present Sedition Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi

By Grant Peck
The deposed leader faces a raft of charges that will likely be used to ban her from running in any future election.

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