According to an investigation by AP news, Myanmar's military has been systematically torturing detainees in the wake of pro-democracy protests in the country. The military junta has arrested more than 7,000 people since a coup in February of this year.
Myanmar's junta chief will be replaced by a non-political representative at a summit of southeast Asian nations later this month. ASEAN has grown frustrated about the crackdown following February's military coup.
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Myanmar's military chief has delivered a televised address on the six-month anniversary of the coup. He said the country was stable except for "some terrorist attacks."
Young people have, once again, taken to the streets despite rising numbers of COVID infections. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch accused the military of committing "crimes against humanity."
Violence broke out in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, as security forces battle an anti-junta militia. Four members of the militia are reported to be dead, while eight have been arrested.
A Myanmar swimmer has abandoned his dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympics in protest at the junta ruling his homeland, saying "Until this military government of senior general Min Aung Hlaing is removed from power, I don’t see myself competing under the Myanmar flag."
Chad's new military rulers have named Albert Pahimi Padacke as prime minister of a transitional government. Opposition politicians have slammed the move.
The Japanese government is attempting to encourage the military generals to end the violence against pro-democracy protesters but is reluctant to resort to sanctions.
The UN special envoy for Myanmar warned that a "bloodbath" was imminent in the Asian country as the US urged Beijing to pressure the leaders of the military coup.
Tens of thousands of anti-coup protesters rallied across Myanmar again on Monday despite a clear threat from the junta that it was prepared to use lethal force to crush what it branded "anarchy". The warning came after three demonstrators were shot dead over the weekend, and the funeral on Sunday for a young woman who died from bullet wounds at an earlier rally.