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
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
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
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
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
Four months after the military took power through a coup, Myanmar confronts a spike in COVID-19 cases. How are health workers dealing with the twin challenges of a pandemic and a repressive regime?
At least 8 protestors were killed by security forces in Myanmar between March 12 and 13. Amid a steady escalation of state violence, the death toll is estimated to have crossed 70
Is it a coup if the military was already in power? Vijay Prashad examines the recent military coup in Myanmar through a political and geopolitical lens
Violence against the persecuted Rohingya minority community has persisted despite demands to Myanmar state authorities to ensure their safety
In a rare admission of guilt, the Myanmar army admitted that its forces were involved in interrogation of detainees that was not in accordance with the law. A leaked video on Sunday showed detainees being assaulted
Atrocities against the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State continue despite orders by the UN’s top court asking Myanmar to protect its minority. Two women were killed in the last week of January in an incident which also saw seven civilians getting injured
The report comes at a time when the Myanmar government’s attempts to repatriate 1,000 Rohingya families from Bangladesh failed due to widespread mistrust among the refugees.