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Myanmar/Burma: Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the European Union on the situation

Source: European Council | Council of the European Union

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 11:25 a.m.

Today, President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Mayor Myo Aung were sentenced to jail terms in Myanmar. Their trial was politically motivated.  It represents another step towards the dismantling of the rule of law and a further blatant violation of human rights in Myanmar.

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On the Conviction of Aung San Suu Kyi

Source: U.S. Department of State

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 11:19 a.m.

The Burmese military regime’s unjust conviction of Aung San Suu Kyi and the repression of other democratically elected officials are yet further affronts to democracy and justice in Burma. 


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A new stage of resistance: Burmese communists return to armed struggle

Source: Morning Star

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 11:17 a.m.

The Communist Party of Burma has re-established its People’s Liberation Army. In an exclusive interview with the Morning Star, a party representative tells KENNY COYLE why communists have resumed armed struggle against Myanmar’s junta


Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150B

Source: The Hill

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 11:16 a.m.

Refugees in the U.S. filed the case in California superior court, and Rohingya refugees in Europe filed a similar case in the U.K. 



Villagers In Demawso Township Could Run Out Of Food By New Year

Source: Kantarawaddy Times

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 11:11 a.m.

Civilians displaced by the junta’s offensives and fighting with the Karenni resistance have been living in rudimentary jungle camps or near villages for many months, struggling to survive.


Myanmar: Recognition is the Name of the Game

Source: Yusof Ishak Institute

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 11:09 a.m.

Myanmar’s State Administration Council and the National Unity Government are battling to win international recognition. Which party triumphs in the end depends on both external factors and internal dynamics.

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Myanmar: Unbridled destruction of freedoms as Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced

Source: Amnesty International (AI)

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 11:03 a.m.

“The harsh sentences handed down to Aung San Suu Kyi on these bogus charges are the latest example of the military’s determination to eliminate all opposition and suffocate freedoms in Myanmar. 

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Myanmar: Bachelet deplores conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

Source: OHCHR

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 10:58 a.m.

“The conviction of the State Counsellor following a sham trial in secretive proceedings before a military-controlled court is nothing but politically-motivated,” Bachelet said.  “It is not only about arbitrary denial of her freedom – it closes yet another door to political dialogue.”


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Aung San Suu Kyi sentencing: Foreign Secretary statement, December 2021

Source: GOV.UK

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 10:54 a.m.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss comments on the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar.

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Aung San Suu Kyi's jail sentence halved to 2 years: Myanmar state TV

Source: The Straits Times

Published on Dec. 6, 2021, 10:49 a.m.

They would serve their sentences under the house arrest they have been kept under in the capital of Naypyidaw, the statement said, without giving further details.