Myanmar rights groups detail evidence of horrific torture and call on international community to help put an end to the military’s impunity.
UN Special Rapporteur says Myanmar people can’t take another year of inaction from ASEAN.
The UN's Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar said imposing a death sentence without a fair trial may constitute a crime against humanity or war crime.
In social media posts, Daw Yin Yin Nwe scoffed at the UN’s plea for the regime to spare Ko Jimmy and Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw, while Daw Yin Yin Oo taunted their families.
Tens of thousands of people in Sagaing and Magwe regions whose homes have been torched by junta forces remain defiant in their support for the revolution.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that going ahead with the executions of prominent activists would ‘violate the right to life’.
With the UN envoy warning that Myanmar’s IDP crisis has ‘international ramifications’, Malaysia urged expanded powers for ASEAN’s envoy ahead of his upcoming visit.
As with past incidents, Tuesday’s bombing occurred ahead of a high-profile visit—this time by a UN envoy—raising suspicions of a junta bid to discredit the resistance.
The shadow govt and three ethnic groups said the junta must not be allowed to ‘weaponize’ humanitarian aid and urged ASEAN to work with the ICRC and neighboring nations.
Lawyers for relatives of the military-ousted State Counselor described her detention by the junta as ‘judicial kidnapping’.
Also this week, the regime praised China as a model neighbor and warned the Arakan Army its patience has limits as the junta’s relations with the group continued to sour.
Current ASEAN chair Cambodia has already welcomed some of the regime’s top generals to ASEAN meetings despite their involvement in atrocities.
Civil society and international organizations join NUG in saying the regime will use ASEAN’s humanitarian assistance as a political weapon.
Noeleen Heyzer is believed to have been barred from the meeting on aid plans at the junta’s request due to her earlier contact with Myanmar’s shadow National Unity Govt.
One year after the bloc’s failed Five-Point Consensus was agreed, western countries were also criticized for a lack of action and standing behind ASEAN’s hollow words.