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

Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities for opposing military junta

More than 11,000 academics and other university staff opposed to Myanmar’s ruling junta have been suspended after going on strike in protest against military rule, a teachers’ group said. The suspensions come as the resumption of universities after a year closed due to the coronavirus epidemic prompts a new confrontation between the army and the… Read More Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities for opposing military junta

Myanmar poet Khet Thi dies in detention, body returned to family with organs removed

Myanmar poet Khet Thi, whose works declare resistance to the ruling junta, died in detention overnight and his body was returned with the organs removed, his family said on Sunday. A spokesman for the junta did not answer calls to request comment on the death of Khet Thi, who had penned the line “They shoot… Read More Myanmar poet Khet Thi dies in detention, body returned to family with organs removed

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi for misinformation

A Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar last month has been charged with spreading false news, an official at the Japanese embassy in Yangon said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on media since the military seized power three months ago. Yuki Kitazumi, who had been picked up from his home by troops and taken into custody… Read More Myanmar charges Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi for misinformation

Eight dead as Myanmar security forces open fire at anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing eight people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis. The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the security forces, were coordinated with… Read More Eight dead as Myanmar security forces open fire at anti-coup protesters

Myanmar protesters maintain consistency three months following coup

Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a U.N. envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt. The military has tried to end dissent and impose its authority on a people largely opposed… Read More Myanmar protesters maintain consistency three months following coup

No casualties reported as rockets hit two air bases in Myanmar

Unidentified attackers fired rockets at two Myanmar air bases on Thursday but there were no casualties and only minor damage in another sign of deteriorating security since the military overthrew an elected government three months ago. There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks, which the military confirmed at a news briefing. While the… Read More No casualties reported as rockets hit two air bases in Myanmar

U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its coup and violent crackdown on protesters. Senators Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and four others urged Secretary… Read More U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta