U.N. Official Warns Of ‘Bloodbath’ In Myanmar If Coup Isn’t Reversed

The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar has issued a stark warning that the country is heading for a likely “bloodbath” if the international community doesn’t do more to stop violence against anti-junta protesters. The remarks by Christine Schraner Burgener during a closed-door session of the U.N. Security Council, come as Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung… Continue reading U.N. Official Warns Of ‘Bloodbath’ In Myanmar If Coup Isn’t Reversed

At Least 114 People Killed In Myanmar As Violence Continues To Escalate

YANGON, MYANMAR - MARCH 27: Smoke rises after protesters burn tyres as they gather to continue their protest against military coup and detention of elected government members in Thakeyta Township, Yangon, Myanmar on March 27, 2021. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Local media in Myanmar say security forces killed at least 114 civilians in 40 cities and towns on Saturday, in what appears to be the deadliest day of protests since the coup last month. The brutal crackdown came as the military marked the annual Armed Forces Day holiday. In a televised speech in the capital,… Continue reading At Least 114 People Killed In Myanmar As Violence Continues To Escalate

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Spirit To Fight’: Inside The Labor, Minority Rights Roots Of Myanmar’s Protests

YANGON, MYANMAR - FEBRUARY 05: People hold candles and make three-finger salutes in a market on February 05, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. People in Myanmar continued to take part in sporadic acts of civil disobedience on Friday, stringing up or releasing red balloons - the colour of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, whose leader Aung San Suu Kyi is now under house arrest after being charged under an arcane import-export law violation. People also continued their campaign of noise, banging drums, utensils and other objects to show their anger at the military's coup. The junta has blocked access to Facebook and curtailed Twitter and other services in an attempt to disrupt the protests. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Myanmar — When minority rights activist Esther Ze Naw prepared for Yangon’s first major anti-coup protest on Feb. 6, she was well aware of the possibility that security forces might open fire, as they had done in the past. “There is no one who is not afraid of that, but at the time I was… Continue reading Spirit To Fight’: Inside The Labor, Minority Rights Roots Of Myanmar’s Protests

More Protesters Killed As Myanmar’s Junta Intensifies Crackdown On Dissent

Protesters take cover behind makeshift barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon's Thaketa township on March 19, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Security forces in Myanmar reportedly shot and killed nine anti-junta protesters on Friday, bringing the number killed in six weeks of post-coup unrest in the Southeast Asian country to well over 200. Meanwhile, Indonesia issued a blunt statement calling for Myanmar’s military leaders to stop the violence and for the country “immediately to restore democracy.”… Continue reading More Protesters Killed As Myanmar’s Junta Intensifies Crackdown On Dissent

Myanmar protests: Military blocks internet in Myanmar as death toll surpasses 200

There is now widespread concern for residents of Myanmar and the military junta which seized power from the country’s democratically elected government has now blocked off internet usage in the country, an apparent bid to stop information dissemination. The military seized power in a February 1 coup, and has been using deadly force against unarmed… Continue reading Myanmar protests: Military blocks internet in Myanmar as death toll surpasses 200

Myanmar Police Kill Dozens Of Protesters In Weekend Of Anti-Junta Unrest

Protesters stand near makeshift barricades during demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on March 15, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Myanmar has imposed martial law in parts of the country’s largest city after a crackdown on peaceful protests opposing last month’s military coup resulted in the deaths of dozens of people over the weekend. State television in Myanmar, also known as Burma, said that martial law had been imposed in several districts in Yangon —… Continue reading Myanmar Police Kill Dozens Of Protesters In Weekend Of Anti-Junta Unrest

Several More Protesters Die In Myanmar; ‘Quad’ Leaders Urge Restoration Of Democracy

People raise their hands with clenched fists while others hold up mobile phones with LED lights on, during a candlelight night rally in Yangon, Myanmar Saturday, March 13, 2021. Security forces in Myanmar on Saturday again met protests against last month's military takeover with lethal force, killing at least four people by shooting live ammunition at demonstrators. (AP Photo)

Deadly unrest continues to grip Myanmar as ongoing protests challenge the country’s Feb. 1 military coup and President Biden and regional leaders are urging the restoration of democracy in that country. Several more protesters were killed early Saturday, after 12 died on Thursday, reporter Michael Sullivan tells NPR. Reuters says at least six protesters have… Continue reading Several More Protesters Die In Myanmar; ‘Quad’ Leaders Urge Restoration Of Democracy

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U.S. Offers Protected Status For People From Myanmar As Coup Leaders Crack Down

Security forces stand guard on a road as people are arrested, next to dismantled barricades that were set up by protesters demonstrating against the military coup, in Yangon on March 12, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

The United States will offer temporary protected status to people from Myanmar who fear returning home, the Biden administration said Friday, as it tries to ratchet up pressure on military coup leaders in the Southeast Asian country, and provide protection to some of those criticizing it. “Due to the military coup and security forces’ brutal… Continue reading U.S. Offers Protected Status For People From Myanmar As Coup Leaders Crack Down

2 Killed In Myanmar In Worst Day Of Violence Since Feb. 1 Coup

Police charge forward to disperse protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Security forces in Myanmar ratcheted up their pressure against anti-coup protesters Saturday, using water cannons, tear gas, slingshots and rubber bullets against demonstrators and striking dock workers in Mandalay, the nation's second-largest city. (AP Photos)

At least two people were killed during an anti-coup protest in Myanmar in the bloodiest day since the Feb. 1 military takeover that led to the arrest of the country’s de facto leader and kicked off weeks of nearly nonstop demonstrations. According to multiple reports from Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city, police confronted striking ship… Continue reading 2 Killed In Myanmar In Worst Day Of Violence Since Feb. 1 Coup

U.N. Official: Evidence Myanmar Using Live Ammunition Against Protesters

TOPSHOT - AFO slideshow 12022021Police arrest a protester during a demonstration against the military coup in Mawlamyine in Mon State on February 12, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Amid “growing reports and photographic evidence” that live ammunition is being used against anti-junta protesters in Myanmar, a United Nations human rights investigator is calling on the Security Council to consider sanctions against the country’s coup leaders. Thomas Andrews’ remarks at a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva come a day… Continue reading U.N. Official: Evidence Myanmar Using Live Ammunition Against Protesters