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More than 600 people have been killed by security forces cracking down on protests against the coup, according to an activist group. In picture - Protesters before a clash with security forces.(Reuters)

Myanmar military sentences 19 to death, says anti-coup protests dwindling

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The military rulers who overthrew an elected government said on Friday that a protest campaign against its rule was dwindling because people wanted peace, and that it would hold elections within two years.
London : Kyaw Zwar Minn, the Myanmar ambassador, walks outside the Myanmar Embassy in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Newspaper reports say the embassy was taken over by members of the country's new military regime Wednesday evening. AP/PTI(AP04_08_2021_000020B)(AP)
London : Kyaw Zwar Minn, the Myanmar ambassador, walks outside the Myanmar Embassy in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Newspaper reports say the embassy was taken over by members of the country's new military regime Wednesday evening. AP/PTI(AP04_08_2021_000020B)(AP)

Myanmar ambassador to UK says he is locked out of embassy

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, London
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Kyaw Zwar Minn said he was barred from entering the embassy on Wednesday evening by diplomats loyal to the military regime.
Despite the killing of at least 564 people by the security forces since the Feb. 1 coup, protesters have been coming out every day.(AP)
Despite the killing of at least 564 people by the security forces since the Feb. 1 coup, protesters have been coming out every day.(AP)

Myanmar protesters clap to denounce junta as region focuses on crisis

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Clapping began in various parts of the main city Yangon at 5 pm (1030 GMT) in response to a call by protest organisers, residents said.
According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, as of Wednesday, some 2,729 people have been arrested, charged or sentenced since the coup and an estimated 536 have been killed. (AP file photo)
According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, as of Wednesday, some 2,729 people have been arrested, charged or sentenced since the coup and an estimated 536 have been killed. (AP file photo)

'Deep concern': UN condemns violence against Myanmar protesters and deaths

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, United Nations
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 06:47 AM IST
The British-drafted press statement approved by all 15 council members after intense negotiations that began Wednesday expressed “deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating situation” in Myanmar and reiterated the council's call on the military “to exercise utmost restraint.”
Riot police walk in the middle of a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar(REUTERS)
Riot police walk in the middle of a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar(REUTERS)

'Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war': UN envoy

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 08:49 AM IST
Christine Schraner Burgener didn't specify what action she considered significant, but she painted a dire picture of the military crackdown in her virtual briefing to the council obtained by The Associated Press.
Protesters marching ahead holding signs with portraits of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Launglon township in Dawei.(AFP Photo)
Protesters marching ahead holding signs with portraits of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Launglon township in Dawei.(AFP Photo)

Aung San Suu Kyi expected to appear before Myanmar court today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Suu Kyi has not appeared in the public since the February 1 coup by Myanmar's military. They have claimed that a November election won by Suu Kyi's party was fraudulent.
General Min Aung Hlaing during a televised statement on Feb. 11, 2021 in Myanmar.(AP)
General Min Aung Hlaing during a televised statement on Feb. 11, 2021 in Myanmar.(AP)

No engagement with Myanmar military over port deal: Adani group

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:55 AM IST
“We are watching the situation in Myanmar carefully and will engage with the relevant authorities and stakeholders to seek their advice,” a spokesperson for Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) said.
Myanmar citizens living in India hold placards during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar, in New Delhi.(Reuters)
Myanmar citizens living in India hold placards during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar, in New Delhi.(Reuters)

Myanmar coup: Manipur retracts order to ‘turn away’ refugees

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:47 AM IST
A fresh letter by H Gyan Prakash, special secretary (home), government of Manipur, was issued on Monday to deputy commissioners of Chandel, Tengnoupal, Ukhrul,Churachandpur and Kamjong.
An anti-coup protester walks past burning tires after activists launched a "garbage strike" against the military rule, in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2021. (Reuters)
An anti-coup protester walks past burning tires after activists launched a "garbage strike" against the military rule, in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2021. (Reuters)

Myanmar insurgents sense growing conflict, call for international intervention

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army ousted an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, detaining her and reimposing military rule after a decade of tentative steps towards democracy.
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the firing on the funeral in the town of Bago, near the commercial capital Yangon.(AP)
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the firing on the funeral in the town of Bago, near the commercial capital Yangon.(AP)

Myanmar crisis deepens as troops fire at funeral

Agencies | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 05:58 AM IST
Foreign criticism and sanctions by the West have failed to sway the junta so far.
Two people were killed in firing on protests on Sunday in separate incidents elsewhere, witnesses and news reports said.(AFP)
Two people were killed in firing on protests on Sunday in separate incidents elsewhere, witnesses and news reports said.(AFP)

Troops fire at funeral of 144 killed in Myanmar on bloodiest day since coup

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Myanmar
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:49 PM IST
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the firing on the funeral in the town of Bago, near the commercial capital Yangon, according to three people who spoke to Reuters.
Anti-coup protesters gesture with a three-fingers salute, a symbol of resistance, in Thaketa township in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP)
Anti-coup protesters gesture with a three-fingers salute, a symbol of resistance, in Thaketa township in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP)

Myanmar forces kill 114 people on deadliest day

Agencies | , Naypyidaw
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 05:35 AM IST
Western nations hit out at violence as reports say children among those killed.
Tires burn on a street as protests against the military coup continue, in Mandalay, Myanmar (Reuters)
Tires burn on a street as protests against the military coup continue, in Mandalay, Myanmar (Reuters)

Myanmar security forces kill over 90 in deadliest day since coup

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 09:09 PM IST
The lethal crackdown, which took place on Armed Forces Day, drew strong renewed criticism from Western countries. British Ambassador Dan Chugg said the security forces had "disgraced themselves" and the U.S. envoy called the violence horrifying.
The extent of protests Wednesday in Yangon was hard to gauge as the government further restricted communications, limiting access to timely information.(Reuters)
The extent of protests Wednesday in Yangon was hard to gauge as the government further restricted communications, limiting access to timely information.(Reuters)

Myanmar protesters don't relent in face of deadly crackdown

PTI | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The verified death toll among protesters since the February 1 coup ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi has now exceeded 200, according to a tally compiled by the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
The description of events was similar to that given to police in Mizoram on March 1 by another Myanmar police lance corporal and three constables who crossed into India, according to a classified internal police document.(REUTERS)
The description of events was similar to that given to police in Mizoram on March 1 by another Myanmar police lance corporal and three constables who crossed into India, according to a classified internal police document.(REUTERS)

‘Refused to shoot’: Myanmar constable who fled from a coup

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:56 PM IST
On March 1, the police lance corporal said he left his home and family behind in Khampat and travelled for three days, mostly at night to avoid detection, before crossing into India’s northeastern state Mizoram.
Security forces have responded with mass arrests and at times lethal force. At least 60 protesters have been killed since the military takeover, according to the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.(AFP)
Security forces have responded with mass arrests and at times lethal force. At least 60 protesters have been killed since the military takeover, according to the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.(AFP)

Myanmar police raids railway workers' homes in Mingalar Taung Nyunt area

PTI | , Mandalay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The raid comes just days after several Myanmar unions, including the Myanmar Railway Worker's Union Federation, issued a joint call for a nationwide work stoppage.
"No matter how the situation in Myanmar changes, China's determination to promote China-Myanmar relations will not waver," Wang Yi said. In picture - Wang Yi speaks during a remote video press conference.(AP)
"No matter how the situation in Myanmar changes, China's determination to promote China-Myanmar relations will not waver," Wang Yi said. In picture - Wang Yi speaks during a remote video press conference.(AP)

China says willing to engage with all parties to ease Myanmar situation

Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Beijing has said the situation in Myanmar, where the military seized power last month, was "absolutely not what China wants to see" and has dismissed social media rumours of Chinese involvement in the coup as nonsense.
In picture - People attend the funeral of Angel a 19-year-old protester also known as Kyal Sin who was shot in the head as Myanmar forces opened fire to disperse an anti-coup demonstration in Mandalay on March 4.(Reuters)
In picture - People attend the funeral of Angel a 19-year-old protester also known as Kyal Sin who was shot in the head as Myanmar forces opened fire to disperse an anti-coup demonstration in Mandalay on March 4.(Reuters)

‘Scores from Myanmar trying to flee to India’

AFP | , Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:12 AM IST
Forty-eight Myanmar nationals, including the eight police, have entered India’s northeastern state of Mizoram, a senior officer in the Assam Rifles paramilitary force said.
Large protests have occurred daily across many cities and towns. Security forces responded with greater use of lethal force and mass arrests. At least 18 protesters were shot and killed last Sunday and 38 on Wednesday, according to the UN Human Rights Office.(AP)
Large protests have occurred daily across many cities and towns. Security forces responded with greater use of lethal force and mass arrests. At least 18 protesters were shot and killed last Sunday and 38 on Wednesday, according to the UN Human Rights Office.(AP)

Myanmar: Protests reported in Myitkyina, Myeik and Dawei, tear gas fired

AP | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Fresh protests were reported Saturday morning in the biggest city of Yangon, where stun grenades and tear gas were used against protesters.
Anti-coup protesters hold up images of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they gather in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP)
Anti-coup protesters hold up images of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they gather in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP)

Increasing evidence that Myanmar's military forces are shooting to kill: Report

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:55 PM IST
A CNN report quotes Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for Research, Emerlynne Gil as saying that since the government is silent on the usage of shoot to kill tactics, it may be possible that it has authorised it.
Before going to a demonstration this week, she listed her blood type on her Facebook page, her phone number, and said her organs were available for donation if anything were to happen to her.(AP)
Before going to a demonstration this week, she listed her blood type on her Facebook page, her phone number, and said her organs were available for donation if anything were to happen to her.(AP)

With wish to donate organs, Kyal Sin, 19, dies fighting military rule in Myanmar

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:40 PM IST
The young dance enthusiast joined hundreds of thousands across the country calling for the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in detention since the military took over on February 1.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun spectacularly broke with the junta before the General Assembly on Friday in an emotional plea for help to restore ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The next day the junta said the envoy had been sacked, but on Monday Kyaw Moe Tun sent a letter to the president of the UN General Assembly to say that he still holds the post.(AFP)
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun spectacularly broke with the junta before the General Assembly on Friday in an emotional plea for help to restore ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The next day the junta said the envoy had been sacked, but on Monday Kyaw Moe Tun sent a letter to the president of the UN General Assembly to say that he still holds the post.(AFP)

Myanmar military coup has no authority to revoke authority of President: Kyaw

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:36 PM IST
On Tuesday, Myanmar's foreign ministry sent a note verbale to the UN, also obtained by AFP, claiming Kyaw Moe Tun had been removed.
Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing has said authorities have been using minimal force. Nevertheless, at least three protesters have died over the days of turmoil. The army said a policeman has been killed in the unrest.(AP)
Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing has said authorities have been using minimal force. Nevertheless, at least three protesters have died over the days of turmoil. The army said a policeman has been killed in the unrest.(AP)

Coup stalls democracy, protesters gather in Myanmar after hundreds arrested

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:26 AM IST
State television announced that Myanmar's UN envoy had been fired for betraying the country, after he urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" to reverse the Feb. 1 coup
Kyaw Moe Tun appeared emotional as he read the statement on behalf of a group of elected politicians that he said represented the legitimate government. Delivering his final words in Burmese, the career diplomat raised the three-finger salute of pro-democracy protesters and announced "our cause will prevail".(AP)
Kyaw Moe Tun appeared emotional as he read the statement on behalf of a group of elected politicians that he said represented the legitimate government. Delivering his final words in Burmese, the career diplomat raised the three-finger salute of pro-democracy protesters and announced "our cause will prevail".(AP)

Use "any means necessary" to stop military coup: Kyaw Moe Tun to UN

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:54 PM IST
The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the army seized power on Feb. 1 and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership
A injured man lies on the ground after the police fired rubber bullets during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar in this file picture from February 20. Credit: Reuters/For Representational Purposes(Reuters)
A injured man lies on the ground after the police fired rubber bullets during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar in this file picture from February 20. Credit: Reuters/For Representational Purposes(Reuters)

Myanmar cops fire rubber bullets on pro-democracy protesters in Yangon

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The country has been shaken by a wave of pro-democracy protests since a military coup toppled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / This aerial view shows protesters marching during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay on February 26, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)(AFP)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / This aerial view shows protesters marching during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay on February 26, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)(AFP)

Myanmar protesters injured as police escalate use of force

AP | , Yangon, Myanmar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Protesters had gathered on a wide road outside a park in Mandalay in the early afternoon when security forces arrived and began firing what sounded like gunshots and using flash bang grenades to disperse the crowd.
Indonesia's interventions have raised suspicion among Myanmar democracy activists who fear dealing with the junta would confer legitimacy on it and its bid to scrap the November election.(REUTERS)
Indonesia's interventions have raised suspicion among Myanmar democracy activists who fear dealing with the junta would confer legitimacy on it and its bid to scrap the November election.(REUTERS)

Myanmar students, doctors plan more protests against military rule

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Malaysia is home to more than 154,000 asylum-seekers from Myanmar and several Malaysian lawmakers and rights groups on Wednesday called on the government to explain its deportation.
Many of those arrested were charged using a legacy of laws — some dating back to British colonial times and others instituted under previous military regimes — that have been used against critics by every government, including the one led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party(AP)
Many of those arrested were charged using a legacy of laws — some dating back to British colonial times and others instituted under previous military regimes — that have been used against critics by every government, including the one led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party(AP)

Experts fear fresh wave of political prisoners in Myanmar

AP | , Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:32 PM IST
As of Tuesday, some 696 people including monks, writers, activists, politicians and others had been arrested in relation to the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
With the protest and a civil disobedience movement paralysing life in Myanmar, Indonesia has been trying to find a way out.(AP)
With the protest and a civil disobedience movement paralysing life in Myanmar, Indonesia has been trying to find a way out.(AP)

Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesian diplomatic efforts falter

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:09 PM IST
This week saw huge rallies and a general strike on Monday to denounce the military's Feb. 1 coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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