A junta court sentenced veteran NLD member Daw Win Mya Mya, 73, to three years in prison for allegedly organizing anti-regime protests and urging state workers to strike.
Over 380 children have been killed, some 1,400 detained and 250,000 forced to flee their homes since the coup, the UN’s human rights rapporteur Tom Andrews has found.
There has been no contact with the group, including a child, since soldiers raided their villages in Sagaing on Tuesday; locals fear they will be used as human shields.
It is unclear why officials questioned Daw Nang Lang Kham, Kanbawza Bank deputy CEO and daughter of junta-linked tycoon U Aung Ko Win; the junta later apologized.
The young protesters, six male and three female, were detained during raids on safe houses in the city’s Amarapura Township; their whereabouts are unknown.
Peaceful protesters, journalists, politicians, striking civil servants, celebrities, children and the relatives of its opponents are among those killed or arrested.
After a year of failing to consolidate its power, the military regime is resorting to increasingly brutal methods.
The Irrawaddy looks at the individuals, groups and forces that shaped the course of events in one of the most tumultuous years in Myanmar’s modern history.
The junta assault on Lay Kay Kaw has met fierce resistance from insurgents and armed civilian groups who are outgunned but have morale and public support on their side.
Ko Soe Naing was detained while taking photos in Yangon; friends were later told to retrieve his body, though his fate has yet to be confirmed.
Courts are preparing to hand down penalties in the corruption, incitement and other cases the junta has brought against scores of elected leaders since the coup.
Former NLD lawmaker U Phyo Zeya Thaw was a rapper, activist, political prisoner and MP before his recent arrest by the junta, which has branded him a key enemy.
Nan Khin Htwe Myint’s 75-year sentence for corruption is widely seen as absurd given her reputation for honesty; she has vocally opposed the coup even while detained.
The State Counselor, who has been held by the military regime since Feb. 1, approached the Japanese ambassador about restoring the sword before her arrest.
Two weeks after his violent arrest, the junta announces numerous charges against Ko Jimmy, accusing him of masterminding a campaign of guerrilla warfare in Yangon.