All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence

Fighters say the group empowers women, who have been targeted by soldiers in village raids. Activists in Myanmar’s Sagaing region have formed the country’s first women-only anti-junta militia, a collection of students, teachers, farmers and white-collar workers fighting to take back the country from well-armed government troops who toppled the democratically elected government in aContinue reading “All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence”

75 children killed, 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup: UN experts

UN Child Rights Committee says children exposed to indiscriminate violence, random shootings and arbitrary arrests under military government. Dozens of children have been killed and hundreds arbitrarily detained in Myanmar since a coup more than five months ago, UN rights experts said, as the political turmoil in the country continues amid a health emergency brought aboutContinue reading “75 children killed, 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup: UN experts”

Myanmar’s ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s ruling military squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside Monday, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those opposed to February’s coup. Aung San Suu Kyi, who led the elected government toppled in the military takeover, was accused of a fresh criminal charge when she appearedContinue reading “Myanmar’s ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi”

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