Large numbers of junta forces raided two locations in Yangon and detained the two; photos showed one was badly beaten.
At least five people were detained as regime troops used overnight guest registration laws to crack down and conduct checks in protest-hit townships.
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.
The woman was forced from a motorbike after junta personnel in a car attempted to ram protesters in Sagaing Region’s Monywa; one detainee was shot and wounded.
The UNODC continues to spread misinformation about drug production in Myanmar, while providing cover for official complicity in the narcotics trade.
The resistance has popular and international support, and the military is crumbling from within, US scholar Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.
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.
In the past week, regime troops rammed and killed protesters with a vehicle, the coup leader engaged in a series of PR moves, and the UN continued to frustrate the junta.
Nearly 20 occasions on which military regime forces have used vehicles to ram peaceful protesters, including youths and monks, sometimes with deadly results.
Nearly a dozen detainees who were released from a prison in Mandalay’s Meiktila on Monday were taken away by police on the same day and now face terrorism charges.
ASEAN initially limited itself to calls for dialogue, but members have become increasingly frustrated with the junta’s lack of cooperation with the bloc’s envoy.