Myanmar Coup

Myanmar Coup

Human rights violations in Myanmar: European Council imposes fresh sanctions

The European Council today adopted a fourth round of sanctions given the continuing grave situation and intensifying human rights violations in Myanmar.

Myanmar military arrests more journalists

Myanmar's military government has arrested two more local journalists, army-owned television reported on Saturday, the latest among dozens of detentions in a sweeping crackdown on the media since a Feb. 1 coup.

After months of failed talks, ASEAN under pressure to appoint envoy

Foreign ministers from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are under pressure to appoint a special envoy to Myanmar this week after months of negotiations have failed to find a consensus candidate.

UN says 230,000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force, civilian deaths and a widening of the conflict.

Moscow committed to strengthening military ties with Myanmar: Russian defence minister tells visiting junta leader

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told visiting junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing that Moscow is committed to strengthening military ties with Myanmar, Russia’s RIA news agency reported.

Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda, rights group says

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm amplifies military propaganda and other material that breaches the company’s own policies in Myanmar following a military takeover in February, a new report by the rights group Global Witness says.

Britain tightens sanctions net on Myanmar military

Britain added three Myanmar entities to its sanctions list on Monday: state-owned pearl and timber firms, and the 'State Administration Council' which runs the functions of the state, a notice posted on the British government website said.

Pope Francis pleads for humanitarian corridors in Myanmar

Vatican Head Pope Francis has pleaded for humanitarian corridors to be allowed in Myanmar that has been witnessing conflicts since the February 1 military coup.

Myanmar Covid-19 outbreak hits health system shattered after coup

Breathless, fevered and without the extra oxygen that could help keep them alive, the new coronavirus patients at a hospital near Myanmar's border with India highlight the threat to a health system near collapse since February's coup.

Total, Chevron suspend payments to Myanmar junta from gas project

French oil and gas group Total and U.S. energy company Chevron have suspended some payments from a gas joint venture that would have reached Myanmar's junta, earning praise from pro-democracy activists for taking an important first step.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in a February 1 coup, her lawyer told Reuters.

More than 125,000 Myanmar teachers suspended for opposing coup

More than 125,000 school teachers in Myanmar have been suspended by the military authorities for joining a civil disobedience movement to oppose the military coup in February, an official of the Myanmar Teachers' Federation said.

Myanmar junta leader says Suu Kyi will soon appear

Myanmar's junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was healthy at home and would appear in court in a few days, in his first interview since overthrowing her in a Feb. 1 coup.

Myanmar junta-appointed electoral body to dissolve Suu Kyi’s NLD

Myanmar’s junta-appointed election commission will dissolve Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party (NLD) because of what it said was fraud in a November election, news outlet Myanmar Now said on Friday, citing a commissioner.

Fears for supplies in Myanmar as exodus grows from fighting

People displaced by an upsurge of fighting in Myanmar’s Chin State voiced concerns over shelter and supplies as more flee the conflict that has sprung up between the army and insurgents opposed to the junta that seized power in February.

How Myanmar's military moved in on the telecoms sector to spy on citizens

In the months before the Myanmar military's February 1 coup, the country's telecom and internet service providers were ordered to install intercept spyware that would allow the army to eavesdrop on the communications of citizens, sources with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

More than 15,000 people from Myanmar seek shelter in Indian border state: official

The number of people from Myanmar seeking shelter in India has swelled to more than 15,000, with more likely to cross over as fighting intensifies in parts Myanmar following a coup, an Indian government official said on Tuesday.

Myanmar activists say more than 800 killed by security forces since coup

More than 800 people have been killed by Myanmar's security forces since a wave of protests broke out across the country after the military seized power in a coup in February, an activist group said.

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