Myanmar landmine use amounts to war crimes: Amnesty report
21 July 2022 | 10:36 am
Amnesty International says it has "credible information" that Myanmar's military deployed landmines in Kayah State. These mines have injured and even killed civilians.
7 Aug 2022
Aung Kyaw Moe, human rights adviser to Myanmar's National Unity Government, speaks with DW about the execution of four pro-democracy activists in Myanmar, as well as Rohingya rights and democratization.
5 Aug 2022
The execution of activists in Myanmar and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan overshadow the ASEAN foreign minister's meeting, taking place in Cambodia.
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Toru Kubota is the fifth foreign journalist detained in Myanmar since the military seized power in February 2021. He is accused of stoking dissent against the military government.
10 Aug 2022
UN investigators have said there is growing evidence of crimes against humanity in Myanmar since last year's military coup. The team said it had compiled documentary evidence of the junta's crackdown on dissent.
Sources say the former envoy to Myanmar has been detained for violating immigration laws. Britain has expressed concern about the reported detention of Vicky Bowman, whose husband is a famous activist.
The sentence adds to the prison time the former leader is already serving following a number of other convictions, including corruption. The latest ruling could see her party disbanded ahead of next year's election.
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At least six children were among those killed in a village in the north of the country. Myanmar has been gripped by violence since the military ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
On February 1, 2021, the Burmese army retook power, brutally ending a decades-long period of democracy. In the space of a few months, thousands of civilians were killed and thousands more thrown into prison. A shadow government was quickly formed, but armed resistance also got organised in a country cut off from the world.
A UN commission has reported evidence of executions, torture and sexual violence in four areas formerly under Russian occupation. Some of the victims included children.
Amnesty International accuses Facebook of exacerbating human rights violations in Myanmar. It claims the social network proactively "amplified" anti-Rohingya content back in 2017, when the country's military launched a deadly crackdown on the ethnic minority.
It's been one year since Myanmar's military toppled the democratically elected government and launched a brutal crackdown on popular protest. DW spoke with Dr. Sasa, a spokesman for Myanmar's government-in-exile, about how the opposition plans to restore democratic rule.
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