Truth, Inspiration, Hope.

Tag: Myanmar

Myanmar-Junta-Executions-political-prisoners-Getty-Images-1240039803
Myanmar Junta Prepares to Execute Four Political Prisoners; Alarms Raised in Southeast Asia
On Tuesday, June 7, the ASEAN Parliament for Human Rights (APHR) called for Southeast Asia to stop the execution of four political prisoners by the Myanmar military junta. While the response to the pending executions...
Human-rights-in-southeast-asia-human-rights-watch-annual-report-Getty-Images-1342447514
Human Rights Watch’s 2022 Annual Report Explores Human Rights Challenges in Southeast Asia
On Jan. 13, the international organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW), released a 752-page report listing the world’s human rights issues and providing a broader view of what numerous countries are doing in the face of...
Myanmar-Civilian-massacres-United-Nations-Getty-Images-1231390799
Civilian Massacres in Myanmar Appall United Nations; Calls for an Investigation Rise
At the end of 2021, around 35 civilians in Myanmar, including women and children, were reported to have been killed in a single attack by junta forces. In response, a United Nations (UN) official called...
UK-levies-sanctions-on-Myanmar-citing-human-rights-abuses-Getty-Images-1231529250
UK Sanctions Strike Myanmar As Human Rights Cases Rise
On Sunday, Dec. 12, the UK imposed a series of new sanctions against the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar amidst a continuous rise of human rights abuses reportedly conducted by the military government. The sanctions...
China-imprisoned-dozens-of-journlaists-in-2021-Getty-Images-1232032504
Press Freedoms Under Attack in China, Dozens of Journalists Jailed in 2021
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonprofit that promotes press freedoms across the world, recently published its annual prison census report for 2021. China was once again found to be the world’s worst jailer...
Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-sentenced-to-two-years-in-prison-Getty-Images-1315773496
Ousted Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison by Junta Court
Ousted Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi also called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been found guilty of inciting dissent and breaking COVID-19 rules and was subsequently sentenced to four years in prison by...
Facebook Refuses to Release Closed Accounts Related to Rohingya Violence, Judge Cites Irony
On Sept. 22, a U.S. federal judge instructed Facebook to release records of closed accounts connected to the Myanmar government’s violence against the Rohingya community. U.S. Magistrate, Judge Zia M. Faruqui, criticized Facebook for failing...
Myanmar: Ousted Government Declares War on Military Junta, Issues State of Emergency
Myanmar’s ousted authorities, the National Unity Government (NUG) declared war on the Tatmadaw, the country's ruling military junta on Tuesday, Sept. 7, while also declaring a nationwide state of emergency. The NUG has called for...
In Myanmar, Civil War Looms as a Dozen Militias Form Alliance to Overthrow Junta
Militia from a dozen different regions of Myanmar have formed an alliance in an attempt to take on the country’s junta, heightening the threat of civil war in the embattled nation, Radio Free Asia (RFA)...
Myanmar Factory Workers Face Difficult Choice; Take the Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine or be Fired
Factory workers in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, are facing a difficult choice; receive the Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, despite concerns over possible side effects and receive a bonus, or refuse the vaccine and lose their job. ...
Police tape blocks access to a building as part of COVID-19 coronavirus measures in the city of Ruili which borders Myanmar, in China's southwestern Yunnan province on July 5, 2021. - China OUT
China Goes to Great Lengths to Counter Surge of COVID-19 Infections in Yunnan
Ruili, a county-level city of Dehong Prefecture in the west of Yunnan province, China — a major border crossing neighboring Myanmar — has been locked down and subjected to multiple mass nucleic acid testing events...
A soldier stands guard along a road as security forces search for protesters, who had been taking part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon on May 7, 2021. A dead poet’s wife claims she found the organs missing from her husband’s body after it was returned to her by the Tatmadaw.
Poet Protestor Reportedly Found Dead With Organs Missing in Myanmar Clashes
A Burmese poet who spoke out against the Tatmadaw’s takeover of the country has turned up dead with several organs missing after being taken into custody, according to his wife.  Khet Thi, a poet who...