Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert

Children as young as 20 weeks old are being seized to force opponents to hand themselves in Myanmar’s military junta is systematically abducting the relatives of people it is seeking to arrest, including children as young as 20 weeks old, according the UN special rapporteur for the country. Tom Andrews told the UN Human RightsContinue reading “Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert”

Myanmar shadow government calls for uprising against military

National Unity Government calls on all citizens to ‘revolt against the rule of the military terrorists’ in every corner of the country. Myanmar’s shadow government has called for a “people’s defensive war” against the country’s military, prompting a flare-up in fighting in borderlands, according to media reports, as several powerful ethnic groups expressed support forContinue reading “Myanmar shadow government calls for uprising against military”

Myanmar Claims Fraud in Nearly One-Third of 2020 Election Votes

Myanmar’s military-appointed election commission on Monday doubled down on claims of mass fraud in last year’s general election, saying it found nearly a third of all ballots were tainted. The Union Election Commission presented the findings during a press conference in the capital of Naypyidaw following a months-long investigation into the 2020 poll, which theContinue reading “Myanmar Claims Fraud in Nearly One-Third of 2020 Election Votes”

Myanmar security forces with rifle grenades kill over 80 protesters – monitoring group

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said. Details of the death toll in the town of Bago, 90 km (55 miles) northeast of Yangon, were not initiallyContinue reading “Myanmar security forces with rifle grenades kill over 80 protesters – monitoring group”

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