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Human Rights Watch called Monday for Japan to cut ties with Myanmar’s military and halt a military study-abroad program, according to a post on the organization’s website. The organization, which conducts research and advocacy for human rights, wrote that Japan should also end a program where cadets from Myanmar receive combat training. Human Rights Watch said [...]

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The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) found Monday that Myanmar’s general election held in 2020 represented the will of the citizenry and that the military coup lacked justifiable grounds. The NGO’s 176-page report, entitled “The 2020 Myanmar General Elections: Democracy Under Attack,” noted ANFREL’s satisfaction with Myanmar’s 2020 general election, which attracted 27.5 million [...]

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Amnesty International reported Thursday that the Myanmar military (the Tatmadaw) is increasingly adopting lethal tactics and weapons, ordinarily employed on the battlefield, against peaceful protesters of the February coup. Officers are reported to be using weapons such as semi-automatic rifles, sniper rifles, and light machine guns, which are not appropriate for policing. These are coupled [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of our law student correspondents in Myanmar sends this update on the latest arrests of protesters and dissidents opposed to the new military government that seized power in the country in the February 1 coup: Right now, they’re targeting the lawyers. Dr. Ye Lwin (now former mayor of Mandalay city) is [...]

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Amnesty International urged the UN Security Council Monday to take action against Myanmar for military abuses. Amnesty’s condemnation of Myanmar’s military action follows after reports of intensified violence between Myanmar’s military and Araken Army that led to civilian casualties. Ming Yu Hah, Amnesty’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, called on the Security Council to refer [...]

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