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Witnesses: Myanmar Air Attack Kills 13, Including 7 Children
September 20, 2022

Witnesses: Myanmar Air Attack Kills 13, Including 7 Children

By Grant Peck
The number of children killed in the air attack in Sagaing region appeared to be the highest since last February's coup.

Myanmar Junta Arrests Former UK Ambassador on Immigration Charges
August 26, 2022

Myanmar Junta Arrests Former UK Ambassador on Immigration Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrest of Vicky Bowman and her husband Htein Lin came a day before London imposed a new round of sanctions on military-linked enterprises.
In Myanmar, We Pay With Our Lives for the Choices of World Leaders
July 27, 2022

In Myanmar, We Pay With Our Lives for the Choices of World Leaders

By Me Me Khant
Nearly 18 months after the coup, the world's reaction to Myanmar's anguish continues to be one of statements, inaction, and business as usual.

Myanmar Army’s Use of Landmines Amounts to War Crimes, Says Amnesty
July 22, 2022

Myanmar Army’s Use of Landmines Amounts to War Crimes, Says Amnesty

By Sebastian Strangio
The rights group said that it had “received credible information” that the Myanmar military has laid landmines in at least 20 villages in Kayah State.

Decapitation Video Points to Increasing Military Atrocities in Myanmar
July 06, 2022

Decapitation Video Points to Increasing Military Atrocities in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The grisly video may have been purposefully leaked in order to terrorize civilians and deter them from supporting anti-regime resistance forces.

Myanmar’s Conflict Threatens to Produce ‘Lost Generation’: UN Expert
June 15, 2022

Myanmar’s Conflict Threatens to Produce ‘Lost Generation’: UN Expert

By Sebastian Strangio
U.N. special rapporteur Tom Andrews has called on the world to respond to the country's crisis with "the same urgency they have responded to the crisis in Ukraine."

Myanmar Junta Carrying out ‘Genocide by Attrition’ in Rakhine State: Report
June 09, 2022

Myanmar Junta Carrying out ‘Genocide by Attrition’ in Rakhine State: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the advocacy group Fortify Rights, the state's malign use of identity documents mirrors past episodes of genocide.
Myanmar Military Junta Says Criticisms of Executions ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’
June 08, 2022

Myanmar Military Junta Says Criticisms of Executions ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

By Sebastian Strangio
The junta's plans to execute four political prisoners have prompted a wave of criticism from the U.N. and foreign governments.

Fighting the Fear: The Execution of Members of Myanmar’s Opposition Must be Stopped
June 07, 2022

Fighting the Fear: The Execution of Members of Myanmar’s Opposition Must be Stopped

By Han Htoo Khant Paing and Richard Roewer
The country's military junta is seeking to erase all memory of Myanmar's pro-democracy struggle. It can't be allowed to succeed.

Myanmar Junta to Carry out Death Sentences Against Activist, NLD Lawmaker
June 06, 2022

Myanmar Junta to Carry out Death Sentences Against Activist, NLD Lawmaker

By Sebastian Strangio
The executions of democracy activist Ko Jimmy and former NLD lawmaker Phyo Zayar Thaw will likely be the first of many to come.

Myanmar Junta’s Reprisal Attacks Amount to War Crimes, Says Rights Group
June 01, 2022

Myanmar Junta’s Reprisal Attacks Amount to War Crimes, Says Rights Group

By Sebastian Strangio
According to Amnesty International, more than 150,000 people have been displaced in Kayah and Kayin states since last year's coup.
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.

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