UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta

The head of the U.N. body investigating the most serious crimes in Myanmar said that preliminary evidence collected since the military seized power on Feb. 1 shows a widespread and systematic attack on civilians “amounting to crimes against humanity.” Nicholas Koumjian told U.N. reporters Friday that the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, which he heads,Continue reading “UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta”

Right’s group: 1,001 killed since military took over Myanmar

More than 1,000 people have been killed by security forces in Myanmar since the military seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi about six months ago, a human rights group said Wednesday. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which monitors protest-related arrests and deaths in Myanmar, said it confirmed two moreContinue reading “Right’s group: 1,001 killed since military took over Myanmar”

Myanmar police break up protests again after bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar police broke up demonstrations in several places with tear gas and gunfire on Thursday (Mar 4) but there was no immediate word on casualties a day after the United Nations said 38 people had been killed in the bloodiest day since last month’s coup. Undeterred by the crackdown, activists said they refused to accept the Feb 1Continue reading “Myanmar police break up protests again after bloodiest day since coup”

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