Military coup in Myanmar
Myanmar update Myanmar is trapped in a cycle of displacement and widespread rights abuse

From mass arrests to killings of 2,000 dissidents, the military regime is accused of triggering displacement, bringing political divisions and pushing the country to the verge of civil war

prison term for Suu Kyi Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to five years in prison in first of 11 corruption cases

The military has accused the former head of state of election fraud, violating the Official Secrets Act and several other offenses that could potentially lead to her being behind bars for decades

Myanmar report Damning report exposes atrocities committed by junta forces in Myanmar

The 193-page report accuses army chief General Min Aung Hlaing of creating a special command that deployed snipers to kill unarmed protesters. It also identifies 61 military and police officials from the junta forces who it recommends must be investigated for committing crimes against humanity 

Myanmar violence Violent clashes and displacement of people continue in Myanmar

In the latest cycle of violence, the junta forces torched over 100 buildings in the Chin State town of Thantlang. Activists and lawyers have also raised concerns that the measures taken by the military to cement its authoritarian control of online spaces will deepen surveillance in the country

Myanmar continues to resist military rule one year after coup

On this day in 2021, security forces deposed and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. What has happened in Myanmar since then?

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Massive fire renders thousands of Rohingya refugees homeless in Bangladesh

As many as 5,000 refugees have again become homeless after a massive fire damaged the congested Camp 16 in Cox’s Bazar. At least 1,200 makeshift houses made of bamboo and tarpaulin were destroyed

Junta forces accused of burning anti-coup dissenters in Myanmar 

At least 11 people were zeroed in by the junta forces during a retaliatory raid in northwestern Myanmar on December 7. They were allegedly tortured before being burnt alive, the graphic images of their charred bodies lying in ashes have invoked fear and resentment in the region

Renewed protests mark anniversary of Chile’s 2019 ‘Estallido Social’ and other stories

Today we look at protests in Chile marking 2 years since the 2019 Social Outburst, the mercenaries identified in an assassination plot against Bolivian president Luis Arce, and more

Junta forces set dozens of houses on fire amid escalation of conflict with resistance groups

Following the declaration of “defensive war” against the military junta by the opposition groups, incidences of violence against the defense volunteers and civilians have escalated

Myanmarese rights organization reports over 1,000 deaths since February coup

The Assistance Association of Political Prisoners also said 7,338 people, including political leaders, activists, students and unionists, have been arrested. As many as 5,730 people remain under detention across the country

Over 30 people killed in military raid in Myanmar

Among those killed were members of the Depayin People’s Defense Force. Such groups have emerged across Myanmar to resist the junta in the aftermath of February’s coup

Filipino forces kill Indigenous people as state violence continues and other stories

Today we look at the massacres of Indigenous people by armed forces in the Philippines, violence against civilians by Myanmar’s junta forces, and more