U Hla Shwe was jailed six times between 1959 and 2005; he died aged 84 on Thursday after his oxygen supply ran out. The Irrawaddy here republishes a 2012 profile of him.
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A villager in Sagaing Region tells The Irrawaddy that the community is asking why it became a military target.
Despite the recent release of his five-year-old daughter, Ko Soe Htay's wife and another ailing daughter remain in the regime's detention.
The Irrawaddy spoke to some of the 12 journalists released from prison on June 30 after being detained by the military regime.
Ko Nathan Maung, editor-in-chief of Kamayut Media, appears to have been freed because of his US citizenship. He tells The Irrawaddy about the junta’s torture he endured.
Karenni Nationalities Defense Force spokesman Khu Daniel tells The Irrawaddy that the experienced armed group will stand by the people.
Tonzang Township Health Department head Dr. Htan Shin Khaing says the new ‘Indian’ coronavirus strain is far more threatening than previous variants.
Democratic Karen Buddhist Army splinter group chief Brigadier General Saw Kyaw Thet says the military must leave power.
U Aung Myo Min tells The Irrawaddy that detailed records of violations will form the backbone of future prosecutions of junta criminals.
Daw Zin Mar Aung says Asean is toothless when dealing with Myanmar’s military regime.
After their occupation of a Myanmar military camp near the Thai border, the KNLA’s spokesman says the rebel army stands with the pro-democracy protesters.
If the bloc wants to mediate, the National Unity Government should be invited to Jakarta, ‘not just the criminals,’ says Altsean-Burma founder.
Ko Wai Moe Naing was beaten and tortured by regime security forces and his mother has not been allowed to visit him.
Ma Khin Nyein Thu was shown on military-run television after being badly beaten during interrogation. Her mother tells The Irrawaddy she cannot look at her injured face.
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