U.S. journalist Danny Fenster leaves Myanmar following release from detention

American journalist Danny Fenster was released from prison on Monday in Myanmar and has left the country, his employer and family said, following negotiations between former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson and the ruling military junta. Fenster, 37, the managing editor of independent online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday… Read More U.S. journalist Danny Fenster leaves Myanmar following release from detention

Myanmar court jails U.S. journalist Danny Fenster for eleven years

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday jailed American journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years, his lawyer and his employer said, despite U.S. calls for his release from what it said was unjust detention. Fenster, 37, the managing editor of online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was found guilty of incitement and violations of immigration and unlawful… Read More Myanmar court jails U.S. journalist Danny Fenster for eleven years

Myanmar arrests two journalists in post-coup media crackdown

Myanmar’s military government has arrested two more local journalists, the army-owned television reported on Saturday, in the latest in a sweeping crackdown on the media since a February 1 coup. Sithu Aung Myint, a columnist for news site Frontier Myanmar and a commentator with Voice of America radio, and Htet Htet Khine, a freelance who… Read More Myanmar arrests two journalists in post-coup media crackdown

UN rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet warns of violence escalation in Myanmar

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday of that violence in Myanmar is intensifying and condemned the army’s “outrageous” use of heavy weapons, while urging a wider diplomatic effort to pressure the ruling generals. Michelle Bachelet said the junta had shown no willingness to implement a five-point consensus it agreed with… Read More UN rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet warns of violence escalation in Myanmar

Several dead as Myanmar junta forces clash with villagers in Ayeyarwady delta region

Myanmar’s security forces clashed with villagers armed with catapults and crossbows during a search for weapons in the Ayeyarwady river delta region on Saturday and local media reported as many as 20 people had been killed. State television news said three “terrorists” had been killed and two arrested at the village of Hlayswe as security… Read More Several dead as Myanmar junta forces clash with villagers in Ayeyarwady delta region

Myanmar military tribunal sentences dozens to twenty years imprisonment over arson on Chinese factories

A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced 28 people to 20 years in jail with hard labour for arson attacks on two factories, state media reported, after a string of mainly Chinese-financed factories were torched during unrest in Yangon in March. The army-run Myawady news portal said the offenders had targeted a shoe plant and a… Read More Myanmar military tribunal sentences dozens to twenty years imprisonment over arson on Chinese factories

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in a February 1 coup, her lawyer said. Suu Kyi looked in good health and held a face-to-face meeting with her legal team for about 30 minutes… Read More Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar authorities release detained Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi

A Japanese journalist who was detained in Myanmar and charged with spreading false news during a crackdown on media after a military coup in February returned to Japan on Friday, according to Asahi TV. Yuki Kitazumi, who was picked up from his home by troops and taken into custody in Yangon last month, arrived at… Read More Myanmar authorities release detained Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi