Danny Fenster was sentenced on several charges, including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information. He is the first Western journalist to be jailed in Myanmar in years.
The new charges levied by Myanmar’s military junta mean that Danny Fenster, who has been detained since May, could now face a life sentence.
In Myanmar, a Buddhist monk has become a symbol of hope for thousands, who believe him to be an antidote to their “three catastrophes”: the military's ousting of the government, the Covid-19 pandemic and an economy ruined by nearly nine months of unrest.
"These tactics are ominously reminiscent of those employed by the military before its genocidal attacks against the Rohingya," the UN report has warned, calling on countries to deny the junta money and legitimacy.
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.
Myanmar starts to release prisoners detained for taking part in anti-coup protests from Yangon's notorious Insein prison, where they are greeted by tearful relatives. The head of the country's military junta announced Monday the release of more than 5,000 people jailed for protesting against February's coup, days after he was excluded from an October summit by regional bloc ASEAN.
Myanmar's ousted leader is being tried by the military junta on a series of charges including corruption and inciting public unrest. According to her lawyer, the 76-year-old has asked for a less strenuous court schedule.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for urgent action to curb the "terrible and tragic" consequences of the conflict. She also cited an economic and political crisis made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.
Opponents of the Myanmar’s military regime have called for a national uprising. The National Unity Government said a "defensive war" was being declared.
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."
A third of a century after facing off against a violent military regime, protesters in Myanmar are still on the streets. The flash protests show no signs of stopping.
The pair has been accused of planning an attack on Myanmar's ambassador to the UN, who is a prominent critic of the country's ruling military junta.