What started out as peaceful protests has turned into a brutal crackdown by the military.The Myanmar government said it was responding to protests that harm the stability of the nation and using non-lethal force.But as pressure to release political prisoners and journalists intensifies, so does the bloody crackdown.
A Myanmar journalist who reported on anti-junta protests has been jailed for three years for incitement, his news organisation said, while authorities on Thursday announced a twice-arrested Japanese reporter would be freed.Min Nyo, who worked for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) in Myanmar’s Bago region, was arrested on March 3rd and found guilty by a military court on Wednesday in one of the first verdicts against media workers since the February 1st military coup.
(Reuters) -A Myanmar journalist who reported on anti-junta protests has been jailed for three years for incitement, his news organisation said, while authorities on Thursday announced a twice-arrested Japanese reporter would be freed.Min Nyo, who worked for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) in Myanmar's Bago region, was arrested on March 3 and found guilty by a military court on Wednesday in one of the first verdicts against media workers since the Feb. 1 military coup.
The former beauty queen says she is undergoing arms training in a jungle A former Myanmar beauty queen has reportedly taken up arms against the military junta in her country to retaliate against their 1 February coup that led to an uprising in which hundreds of pro-democracy protestors have been killed.
It is one of the first guilty verdicts against a reporter since the military junta took control of Myanmar three months ago.A human rights observor said journalism is effectively illegal in the country.Press freedoms have been stripped away from many outlets in Myanmar after the coup A court in Myanmar has sentenced a journalist to three years in prison for his reports on anti-junta protests, his organization said Thursday.
Anger as government cancels Cambridge charity funding to help sick children and trauma patients overseas
A Cambridge health charity has had its funding cancelled thanks to UK government cuts in aid spending.As part of the wider cuts to UK foreign aid spending, the Conservative government announced a £48million cut in global healthcare funding.One of the charities affected is Cambridge Global Health Partnerships (CGHP).
Htar Htet Htet posted an anti-coup message on Facebook, alongside a picture of herself in black fatigues and carrying an assault rifle A former Myanmar beauty queen has joined the ranks of ethnic insurgents opposing the ruling junta, posting photos of herself on Facebook in a jungle setting with an assault rifle.
Hey will take a weakened squad to the joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers in Japan after several players pulled out following the February coup that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.An estimated 780 people have been killed by security forces in the Southeast Asian country during protests against the takeover.
Some monks have this year defied religious edicts against political activitySTR AFP/File Yangon (AFP) Myanmar's Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country's nascent democracy, with some prominent religious leaders defending the new junta.
Myanmar beauty queen Htar Htet Htet posed for a photo with an assault rifle on Facebook as she declared she's "ready to pay with her life" fighting the country's military junta A former beauty pageant queen has joined Myanmar's fight against its military junta, posing for photos with an assault rifle on social media.
The cuts could impact patient care both abroad and in Cambridge, doctors argue Doctors from a Cambridge healthcare charity say they are "angry and deeply saddened" by government decisions to slash the UK's foreign aid budget - which they argue will have knock-on effects for patients at home.
United Nations independent rights experts on Wednesday urged businesses in Myanmar to uphold their human rights responsibilities and apply pressure on the military junta to halt grave human rights violations against its own people.While some businesses have reiterated their public support for the rule of law and human rights, and cut ties with the junta in the aftermath of the 1 February coup, many continue to engage in business with the military as if nothing has happened, Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, and members of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, said in a news release.
Htar Htet Htet represented Myanmar in the first Miss Grand International beauty pageant in Thailand in 2013Handout Miss Grand International/AFP/File Yangon (AFP) A former Myanmar beauty queen has joined ethnic rebels to take up arms against the country's military junta, posting photos of herself with an assault rifle.
(Reuters) - Myanmar security forces have arrested 39 people suspected of being behind explosions and arson attacks as well as trying to get military training with an ethnic minority rebel group, media controlled by the junta said on Wednesday.Since the military seized power on Feb. 1, Myanmar has seen a growing wave of small blasts in cities and towns, some targeting government offices and military facilities.
A high-end office block in Myanmar linked to the country's military leaders is seeing an exodus of international organisations.Coca-Cola, the World Bank and McKinsey have told the BBC they have moved out or are reviewing their leases at the Sule Square complex in Yangon.The United Nations said the complex was built on land owned by the military.
A number of tenants of a high-end office block in Myanmar that the United Nations said is built on military-owned land have moved out or are reviewing their leases, including McKinsey, Coca-Cola and Reuters, the companies said.Activist group Justice for Myanmar last month called on commercial tenants of the Sule Square complex of offices and shops in the heart of Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon to stop indirectly supporting the army.
Protesters rallied in towns and cities around Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce its military rulers, 100 days after the generals' overthrow of an elected government pitched the country into its biggest crisis in decades.Demonstrators took part in marches, motorcycle convoys and flash protests to evade security forces, some making three-finger gestures of defiance as anti-coup groups renewed calls for the toppling of a junta that has been condemned around the world for killing hundreds of civilians.