The United Nations alleges widespread rights violations by Myanmar’s military junta, urges international efforts to restore democracy.
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The United Nations described Myanmar’s military’s decision to postpone elections and extend the state of emergency a misstep.
Myanmar’s military chief delivered a televised message Sunday. Except for “few terrorist assaults,” he stated the country was stable.
Aung San Suu Kyi, jailed Myanmar leader, is cut off from the youthful activists creating their own path to democracy beyond her shadow.
Myanmar’s military has declared war on medics who were among the first and most vocal opponents of the February takeover.
Myanmar’s democracy advocates have set fire to the ASEAN flag in protest of regional leaders’ failure to condemn the February 1 coup.
Even back home in sleepy Virginia, Journalist Nathan Maung jailed for reporting Myanmar’s bloody coup can’t forget those left behind.
Before he was killed, Khet Thi’s poetry raged brilliantly against Myanmar’s coup, joining a torrent of protest literature opposing the junta.
On Thursday, some 400 activists marched through downtown Yangon, Myanmar, in one of the biggest anti-junta protest since February.
After being jailed by Myanmar’s military, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, faces a slew of charges. She might face a life sentence if found guilty.