Myanmar RSS

Myanmar -

Myanmar has been under extreme duress since the China-backed military, known as the Tatmadaw, overthrew the democratically elected government on February 1. The criminal coup d'etat has sparked nationwide anger, strikes, protests, and the emergence of anti-junta armed resistance movements and militias. The coup also collapsed the education system, the economy, and the health sector. The collapse of the health sector has led to the Covid-19 pandemic to spiral out of control. Collapse According to a report by the UN rights office, more than 1,120 people have been killed in a nationwide crackdown by the junta on pro-democracy strikes and...

Read more

Myanmar -

A new report by the human rights defense group Fortify Rights finds that the National Unity Government can delegate jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate and possibly prosecute mass-atrocity crimes in Myanmar dating back to 2002. Doing so would provide justice, accountability, and an end to impunity for the battered country. "On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military carried out a coup d’état, seizing political power while killing and imprisoning opponents en masse. Following the coup, elected legislators and others in the country formed the National Unity Government (NUG) to oppose military rule and reflect the will...

Read more

Myanmar -

Myanmar’s Covid-19 crisis is ripping through the country's most marginalized populations, including those in the country’s prisons. The junta's mass arrests correspond with a surge in infections in the country’s prisons, where access to health care is poor.

Read more

Myanmar -

The junta is using the COVID19 pandemic to crush pro-democracy voices and dissent. The per capita death rate in Myanmar has surpassed those of Indonesia and Malaysia to become the worst in Southeast Asia.

Read more

Myanmar -

Protests against the worsening COVID19 outbreak have erupted in the notorious Insein Prison located in Yangon, Myanmar. The prison is known to hold opponents of the fascist February 1st junta takeover which toppled the country's economy, health system, and democracy.

Read more