Category: Legal

Junta and Arakan Army swap prisoners in Rakhine state

Myanmar’s military and the ethnic Rakhine Arakan Army have exchanged prisoners as a seven-week ceasefire still holds.The Jan. 15 prisoner swap took place near Rakhine state’s Ponnagyun township, a local witness, who did not want to be named for securit…

Junta shelling kills 1, injures 3 in Shan state

A 33-year-old woman died and three men were injured when junta troops fired heavy artillery at an internally displaced persons’ camp in Myanmar’s eastern Shan state.A mortar shell landed on the camp near Moebye township on Monday evening, residents tol…

HRW: Rohingya Refugees Suffer Widespread Police Abuse

An elite Bangladesh police unit is engaged in the rampant extortion, harassment and wrongful arrests of the Rohingya refugees it has been tasked with protecting, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) operates in camps housin…

Junta airstrike kills 5 Chin National Front soldiers

A junta military airstrike on the Chin National Front headquarters in Chin State killed five of its soldiers and injured at least 10, locals told RFA.Five fighter jets attacked the headquarters at Camp Victoria in Thantlang township even though there w…