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The United Nations Monday condemned the use of excessive and disproportionate force against unarmed civilians in Yangon, Myanmar and called for the perpetrators to be held to account. Five anti-coup protestors were killed and several others injured when security forces plowed a vehicle into them while firing live ammunition. In the statement, UN Resident Coordinator [...]

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Rohingya refugees in the US and UK on Monday filed a coordinated lawsuit against Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Facebook”) alleging the social media giant’s “inaction and support of hate speech, misinformation, and incitement of violence fostered the 10-year genocide of the Rohingya Muslims.” The suit was filed by Chicago-based Edelson PC and seeks to apply Myanmar law [...]

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The Second Chamber of the Federal Criminal Court in Buenos Aires opened a case against the Myanmar military Saturday over atrocities committed against the Rohingyas. In 2017, the Myanmar military and its proxies launched a vicious campaign in the region. A report by the Anadolu Agency shows that nearly 24,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed, 34,000 [...]

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The UN Security Council issued a statement Wednesday urging for the immediate end of violence in Myanmar. Myanmar is currently under the control of the military junta, which overthrew the democratic government in February in a coup d’état. The Security Council supports the return to democracy and political independence in the country. The Security Council [...]

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The head of the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, Nicholas Koumjian, said Friday that widespread and systematic attacks mounted against civilians amount to crimes against humanity. The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (“Myanmar Mechanism”) was established by the UN Human Rights Council in September 2018 to collect evidence on international crimes and prepare files [...]

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Win Htein, a senior member of the ousted Myanmar governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment on Friday by a special tribunal in the capital city, Naypyitaw. Htein was charged with sedition pursuant to Section 124A of the Myanmar Penal Code after condemning junta leader Ming Aung Hlaing [...]

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The Associated Press (AP) has released an investigative report revealing that the Myanmar military has been torturing prisoners in a “methodical and systematic” manner since taking over the government in February. The report is based on interviews with 28 people who were recently released by the military. AP’s investigation covered images, sketches, and letters, as [...]

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