Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian economist Sean Turnell for three years

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Thursday sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her former economic adviser, Australian Sean Turnell, to three years in prison, a source familiar with the proceedings said. Both had been charged with violating an official secrets act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years, and had pleaded… Read More Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian economist Sean Turnell for three years

Myanmar judge slams additional three-year jail time with hard labour on deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on election fraud charges

Myanmar’s deposed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of electoral fraud on Friday and sentenced by a judge to three years in jail with hard labour, according to a source familiar with the proceedings. The Nobel laureate and figurehead of Myanmar’s opposition to decades of military rule has been detained since a… Read More Myanmar judge slams additional three-year jail time with hard labour on deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on election fraud charges

Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi for six years on corruption charges

A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty in four corruption cases, a source with knowledge of the proceedings said. The 77-year-old Nobel laureate and figurehead of Myanmar’s opposition to military rule has been charged with at least 18 offences… Read More Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi for six years on corruption charges

ASEAN chairman says bloc will reconsider Myanmar peace plan if executions continue

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be forced to reconsider a peace plan agreed with Myanmar if its military rulers execute more prisoners, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday. The 10-nation bloc, which is hosting a big international gathering this week, has pushed the Myanmar junta to follow a peace “consensus”… Read More ASEAN chairman says bloc will reconsider Myanmar peace plan if executions continue

Myanmar military junta executes four democracy activists

Myanmar’s ruling military has executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts”, it said on Monday, sparking widespread condemnation of the Southeast Asian nation’s first executions in decades. Sentenced to death in closed-door trials in January and April, the men had been accused of helping a resistance movement to fight the… Read More Myanmar military junta executes four democracy activists

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday urged China and members of the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to put pressure on Myanmar’s rulers to return to democracy and to hold it accountable to a peace deal agreed with the group. “It is incumbent on China and in China’s interest to see Burma move back… Read More U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority

The United States formally determined that Myanmar’s army committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its violence against the Rohingya minority, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, warning that as long as the junta was in power nobody in the country would be safe. Announcing the decision, Blinken said the attacks against… Read More U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority