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Junta Watch: No Rest for Military Veterans; Rewriting the Election Rules, and More

Also this week, Moscow’s aid was sought on the electricity crisis, and the coup boss continued his personal vendetta against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, moving her to a prison. The post Junta Watch: No Rest for Military Veterans; Rewriting the Election Rules, an
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Junta Watch: No Rest for Military Veterans; Rewriting the Election Rules, and More

Also this week, Moscow’s aid was sought on the electricity crisis, and the coup boss continued his personal vendetta against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, moving her to a prison. The post Junta Watch: No Rest for Military Veterans; Rewriting the Election Rules, and More appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Resistance Claims 25 Junta Soldiers Killed

The Tamu People's Defense Force claims to have inflicted heavy casualties on regime forces in Sagaing Region. The post Myanmar Resistance Claims 25 Junta Soldiers Killed appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Resistance Claims 25 Junta Soldiers Killed

The Tamu People's Defense Force claims to have inflicted heavy casualties on regime forces in Sagaing Region. The post Myanmar Resistance Claims 25 Junta Soldiers Killed appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Can Aung San Suu Kyi Survive Myanmar Junta’s Latest Attack?

By moving her to prison, the generals believe they have finally gotten rid of the 77-year-old forever. The post Can Aung San Suu Kyi Survive Myanmar Junta’s Latest Attack? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Can Aung San Suu Kyi Survive Myanmar Junta’s Latest Attack?

By moving her to prison, the generals believe they have finally gotten rid of the 77-year-old forever. The post Can Aung San Suu Kyi Survive Myanmar Junta’s Latest Attack? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Suu Kyi’s Solitary Confinement Will Backfire on Myanmar Junta: HRW

Human Rights Watch says cruelty towards Daw Aung San Suu Kyi only boosts the resistance movement. The post Suu Kyi’s Solitary Confinement Will Backfire on Myanmar Junta: HRW appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Suu Kyi’s Solitary Confinement Will Backfire on Myanmar Junta: HRW

Human Rights Watch says cruelty towards Daw Aung San Suu Kyi only boosts the resistance movement. The post Suu Kyi’s Solitary Confinement Will Backfire on Myanmar Junta: HRW appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Sagaing Civilians Killed in Random Myanmar Junta Shelling

Regime troops have fired artillery at Chaung-U town for the first time. The post Sagaing Civilians Killed in Random Myanmar Junta Shelling appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Sagaing Civilians Killed in Random Myanmar Junta Shelling

Regime troops have fired artillery at Chaung-U town for the first time. The post Sagaing Civilians Killed in Random Myanmar Junta Shelling appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Son of Slain Villager Recalls Myanmar Junta Massacre in Sagaing

Almost 30 residents of Mon Taing Pin Village were slaughtered by regime troops in May. Ko Thurein’s father and nine relatives were among the victims. The post Son of Slain Villager Recalls Myanmar Junta Massacre in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Son of Slain Villager Recalls Myanmar Junta Massacre in Sagaing

Almost 30 residents of Mon Taing Pin Village were slaughtered by regime troops in May. Ko Thurein’s father and nine relatives were among the victims. The post Son of Slain Villager Recalls Myanmar Junta Massacre in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Military is Weaker Since Coup and Momentum is With the Armed Resistance

Ye Myo Hein, author of a recent report on Myanmar’s armed rebellion, said the resistance needs a stronger chain of command and more weapons. The post Military is Weaker Since Coup and Momentum is With the Armed Resistance appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Military is Weaker Since Coup and Momentum is With the Armed Resistance

Ye Myo Hein, author of a recent report on Myanmar’s armed rebellion, said the resistance needs a stronger chain of command and more weapons. The post Military is Weaker Since Coup and Momentum is With the Armed Resistance appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Arakan Army Detains Myanmar Naval Officer

The AA seized a captain near a naval base in Sittwe, Rakhine State; the group and the regime have been seizing each other’s personnel amid rising tensions in the state. The post Arakan Army Detains Myanmar Naval Officer appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Arakan Army Detains Myanmar Naval Officer

The AA seized a captain near a naval base in Sittwe, Rakhine State; the group and the regime have been seizing each other’s personnel amid rising tensions in the state. The post Arakan Army Detains Myanmar Naval Officer appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Rejects Red Cross Request to Resume Prison Visits 

The move follows revelations in March of widespread human rights violations in Myanmar’s jails, with political prisoners the victims of abuse by prison authorities.   The post Myanmar Junta Rejects Red Cross Request to Resume Prison Visits  appeared firs
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Myanmar Junta Rejects Red Cross Request to Resume Prison Visits 

The move follows revelations in March of widespread human rights violations in Myanmar’s jails, with political prisoners the victims of abuse by prison authorities.   The post Myanmar Junta Rejects Red Cross Request to Resume Prison Visits  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Whereabouts of Myanmar Anti-Regime Activist Unknown After Arrest

Lin Htet Naing was seized by regime forces on Saturday. He has been jailed twice before.   The post Whereabouts of Myanmar Anti-Regime Activist Unknown After Arrest appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Whereabouts of Myanmar Anti-Regime Activist Unknown After Arrest

Lin Htet Naing was seized by regime forces on Saturday. He has been jailed twice before.   The post Whereabouts of Myanmar Anti-Regime Activist Unknown After Arrest appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

ASEAN Must Step up Pressure on Myanmar Junta: UN Expert

UN Special Rapporteur says Myanmar people can’t take another year of inaction from ASEAN. The post ASEAN Must Step up Pressure on Myanmar Junta: UN Expert appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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ASEAN Must Step up Pressure on Myanmar Junta: UN Expert

UN Special Rapporteur says Myanmar people can’t take another year of inaction from ASEAN. The post ASEAN Must Step up Pressure on Myanmar Junta: UN Expert appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Urges Int’l Community to Step Up Support

As the number of people killed by the junta passes 2,000, the National Unity Government called for material support of the kind that is being provided to Ukraine. The post Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Urges Int’l Community to Step Up Support appeared first on Th
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Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Urges Int’l Community to Step Up Support

As the number of people killed by the junta passes 2,000, the National Unity Government called for material support of the kind that is being provided to Ukraine. The post Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Urges Int’l Community to Step Up Support appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Troops Seize Villagers as Human Shields in Sagaing

A resistance group in Khin-U Township said it will not attack the regime forces while they detain nearly 50 civilians.  The post Myanmar Junta Troops Seize Villagers as Human Shields in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Troops Seize Villagers as Human Shields in Sagaing

A resistance group in Khin-U Township said it will not attack the regime forces while they detain nearly 50 civilians.  The post Myanmar Junta Troops Seize Villagers as Human Shields in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Claims Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Treated ‘Well’ in Solitary Confinement

The regime’s spokesman confirmed the 77-year-old democracy leader has been moved to a prison from house arrest. The post Myanmar Junta Claims Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Treated ‘Well’ in Solitary Confinement appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Claims Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Treated ‘Well’ in Solitary Confinement

The regime’s spokesman confirmed the 77-year-old democracy leader has been moved to a prison from house arrest. The post Myanmar Junta Claims Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Treated ‘Well’ in Solitary Confinement appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Shifts Trial of Australian Economist to Prison Complex: Source

Sean Turnell, who was an adviser to detained State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is charged with violating the country's official secrets law and faces a 14-year term. The post Myanmar Junta Shifts Trial of Australian Economist to Prison Complex: Source app
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Myanmar Junta Shifts Trial of Australian Economist to Prison Complex: Source

Sean Turnell, who was an adviser to detained State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is charged with violating the country's official secrets law and faces a 14-year term. The post Myanmar Junta Shifts Trial of Australian Economist to Prison Complex: Source appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Rakhine Citizens Seized After Myanmar Regime Office Raided 

Regime forces and the Arakan Army are seizing each other’s personnel across sprawling Rakhine State as the threat of serious fighting looms. The post Rakhine Citizens Seized After Myanmar Regime Office Raided  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Rakhine Citizens Seized After Myanmar Regime Office Raided 

Regime forces and the Arakan Army are seizing each other’s personnel across sprawling Rakhine State as the threat of serious fighting looms. The post Rakhine Citizens Seized After Myanmar Regime Office Raided  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Troops Based at Chinese-Owned Mine Cut Up Villagers

Soldiers stationed at the controversial Wanbao copper mine in Sagaing Region are accused of slicing up two farmers.  The post Myanmar Junta Troops Based at Chinese-Owned Mine Cut Up Villagers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Troops Based at Chinese-Owned Mine Cut Up Villagers

Soldiers stationed at the controversial Wanbao copper mine in Sagaing Region are accused of slicing up two farmers.  The post Myanmar Junta Troops Based at Chinese-Owned Mine Cut Up Villagers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Armed Resistance Groups Ready to go on Offensive: NUG

Fifteen months after the first People’s Defense Forces were formed, the NUG’s armed wing has made rapid progress and is becoming more like a professional army. The post Myanmar’s Armed Resistance Groups Ready to go on Offensive: NUG appeared first on Th
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Myanmar’s Armed Resistance Groups Ready to go on Offensive: NUG

Fifteen months after the first People’s Defense Forces were formed, the NUG’s armed wing has made rapid progress and is becoming more like a professional army. The post Myanmar’s Armed Resistance Groups Ready to go on Offensive: NUG appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Moves Detained Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Prison

The 77-year-old democracy leader will likely be held in solitary confinement in the prison. The post Myanmar Junta Moves Detained Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Prison appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Moves Detained Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Prison

The 77-year-old democracy leader will likely be held in solitary confinement in the prison. The post Myanmar Junta Moves Detained Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Prison appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Thousands Flee Junta Artillery Strikes in Upper Myanmar

Locals in Sagaing Region say regime forces are firing heavy weapons at civilian targets day and night. The post Thousands Flee Junta Artillery Strikes in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Thousands Flee Junta Artillery Strikes in Upper Myanmar

Locals in Sagaing Region say regime forces are firing heavy weapons at civilian targets day and night. The post Thousands Flee Junta Artillery Strikes in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta in ‘Political and Military Cul-de-Sac’: Security Expert

Janes’ Anthony Davis says Myanmar’s highly motivated PDFs have taken their resistance against an arrogant and ineffective Myanmar military into a crucial second phase. The post Myanmar Junta in ‘Political and Military Cul-de-Sac’: Security Expert appe
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Myanmar Junta in ‘Political and Military Cul-de-Sac’: Security Expert

Janes’ Anthony Davis says Myanmar’s highly motivated PDFs have taken their resistance against an arrogant and ineffective Myanmar military into a crucial second phase. The post Myanmar Junta in ‘Political and Military Cul-de-Sac’: Security Expert appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Trial of Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Prison Compound: Source

Future hearings in cases brought by the junta against the ousted State Counselor, 77, will be heard in a specially built court inside Naypyitaw Prison, a source said. The post Trial of Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Prison Compound: Source appe
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Trial of Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Prison Compound: Source

Future hearings in cases brought by the junta against the ousted State Counselor, 77, will be heard in a specially built court inside Naypyitaw Prison, a source said. The post Trial of Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Prison Compound: Source appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Searches Homes After Arakan Army Seizures

The AA in Rakhine State says it has been seizing regime police and soldiers in response to junta abductions. The post Myanmar Junta Searches Homes After Arakan Army Seizures appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Searches Homes After Arakan Army Seizures

The AA in Rakhine State says it has been seizing regime police and soldiers in response to junta abductions. The post Myanmar Junta Searches Homes After Arakan Army Seizures appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Resistance Group Founder Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops Died a Hero, Comrades Say

SBDF chief Bo Thanmani, son of a Rakhine communist rebel, was killed in a clash in Shwebo while using his group’s only assault rifle to cover his fighters, members say. The post Resistance Group Founder Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops Died a Hero, Comrades S
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Resistance Group Founder Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops Died a Hero, Comrades Say

SBDF chief Bo Thanmani, son of a Rakhine communist rebel, was killed in a clash in Shwebo while using his group’s only assault rifle to cover his fighters, members say. The post Resistance Group Founder Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops Died a Hero, Comrades Say appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Neighbors Must Refuse to Engage With the Military Regime

If the international community places concerted pressure on the junta and isolates it completely, the military will be forced to make concessions. The post Myanmar’s Neighbors Must Refuse to Engage With the Military Regime appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar’s Neighbors Must Refuse to Engage With the Military Regime

If the international community places concerted pressure on the junta and isolates it completely, the military will be forced to make concessions. The post Myanmar’s Neighbors Must Refuse to Engage With the Military Regime appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Political Prisoners Crushed into Warehouse for Celebrating Suu Kyi Birthday

Political prisoners across Myanmar defied the junta by marking the deposed state counselor’s 77th birthday. The post Myanmar Political Prisoners Crushed into Warehouse for Celebrating Suu Kyi Birthday appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Political Prisoners Crushed into Warehouse for Celebrating Suu Kyi Birthday

Political prisoners across Myanmar defied the junta by marking the deposed state counselor’s 77th birthday. The post Myanmar Political Prisoners Crushed into Warehouse for Celebrating Suu Kyi Birthday appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

France Pressured to Block Total’s Payment to Myanmar Junta

French oil and gas major Total is due to pay the regime millions of dollars as it abandons a project with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise. The post France Pressured to Block Total’s Payment to Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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France Pressured to Block Total’s Payment to Myanmar Junta

French oil and gas major Total is due to pay the regime millions of dollars as it abandons a project with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise. The post France Pressured to Block Total’s Payment to Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Who is Behind Myanmar Junta’s Ye-U Massacre?

The killing of 26 Sagaing Region residents has been linked to orders from the 4th Military Operations commander Brigadier General Kyi Thaik. The post Who is Behind Myanmar Junta’s Ye-U Massacre? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Who is Behind Myanmar Junta’s Ye-U Massacre?

The killing of 26 Sagaing Region residents has been linked to orders from the 4th Military Operations commander Brigadier General Kyi Thaik. The post Who is Behind Myanmar Junta’s Ye-U Massacre? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Executions Could Be War Crimes: UN

The UN's Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar said imposing a death sentence without a fair trial may constitute a crime against humanity or war crime.  The post Myanmar Executions Could Be War Crimes: UN appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Executions Could Be War Crimes: UN

The UN's Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar said imposing a death sentence without a fair trial may constitute a crime against humanity or war crime.  The post Myanmar Executions Could Be War Crimes: UN appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Former Yangon Finance Minister Sentenced by Myanmar Junta for Corruption 

U Ye Min Oo received a 15-year sentence and still faces several other charges.  The post Former Yangon Finance Minister Sentenced by Myanmar Junta for Corruption  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Former Yangon Finance Minister Sentenced by Myanmar Junta for Corruption 

U Ye Min Oo received a 15-year sentence and still faces several other charges.  The post Former Yangon Finance Minister Sentenced by Myanmar Junta for Corruption  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Five Villagers Tortured and Killed by Junta Forces in Upper Myanmar

Regime soldiers continue to target civilians during their lethal and brutal raids in restive Sagaing Region.   The post Five Villagers Tortured and Killed by Junta Forces in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Five Villagers Tortured and Killed by Junta Forces in Upper Myanmar

Regime soldiers continue to target civilians during their lethal and brutal raids in restive Sagaing Region.   The post Five Villagers Tortured and Killed by Junta Forces in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Suu Kyi Enjoys Unwavering Popular Support as Myanmar Celebrates Her Birthday

Celebrations take place nationwide and around the world as Myanmar people honor their detained leader.  The post Suu Kyi Enjoys Unwavering Popular Support as Myanmar Celebrates Her Birthday appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Suu Kyi Enjoys Unwavering Popular Support as Myanmar Celebrates Her Birthday

Celebrations take place nationwide and around the world as Myanmar people honor their detained leader.  The post Suu Kyi Enjoys Unwavering Popular Support as Myanmar Celebrates Her Birthday appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Hell Hounds Are Loose in Myanmar; Who Can Stop Them? 

Images and video from Sagaing offer proof that atrocities are being committed against civilians by the Tatmadaw—and that these armed thugs aren’t worthy of the name. The post Hell Hounds Are Loose in Myanmar; Who Can Stop Them?  appeared first on The Irr
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Hell Hounds Are Loose in Myanmar; Who Can Stop Them? 

Images and video from Sagaing offer proof that atrocities are being committed against civilians by the Tatmadaw—and that these armed thugs aren’t worthy of the name. The post Hell Hounds Are Loose in Myanmar; Who Can Stop Them?  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Cambodia Rejects Calls to Bar Myanmar Junta Minister From ASEAN Meeting

Phnom Penh, the bloc’s current chair, says it will invite junta General Mya Tun Oo to this week’s ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting despite pleas from hundreds of CSOs.  The post Cambodia Rejects Calls to Bar Myanmar Junta Minister From ASEAN Meeting ap
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Cambodia Rejects Calls to Bar Myanmar Junta Minister From ASEAN Meeting

Phnom Penh, the bloc’s current chair, says it will invite junta General Mya Tun Oo to this week’s ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting despite pleas from hundreds of CSOs.  The post Cambodia Rejects Calls to Bar Myanmar Junta Minister From ASEAN Meeting appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Resistance Fighters Return Motorcycles Looted by Myanmar Junta Troops to Owners

People's defense force members raided a village in Sagaing Region where soldiers were storing looted motorcycles and drove them back to their owners. The post Resistance Fighters Return Motorcycles Looted by Myanmar Junta Troops to Owners appeared first on Th
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Resistance Fighters Return Motorcycles Looted by Myanmar Junta Troops to Owners

People's defense force members raided a village in Sagaing Region where soldiers were storing looted motorcycles and drove them back to their owners. The post Resistance Fighters Return Motorcycles Looted by Myanmar Junta Troops to Owners appeared first on The Irrawaddy.