Category: Legal

Junta troops arrest and interrogate 45 people in Myanmar’s Sagaing region

Junta troops arrested 45 locals in a raid on a village in Monywa township in Myanmar’s Sagaing region. A military convoy with around 100 soldiers entered Nyaung Pin Thar village on Monday evening, taking prisoners for interrogation, a resident – who wished to remain nameless for safety regions – told […]

EU Lawmakers Condemn Myanmar’s Crackdown on Media Freedom

EU lawmakers on Thursday condemned the crackdown on media freedom in military-ruled Myanmar and called for the release of “every unfairly detained journalist.” Since the military seized power in February last year, it has forced at least 12 media outlets to shut down and arrested about 142 journalists, 57 of […]

US Targets Alleged Myanmar Arms Traffickers with Sanctions for Supplying Junta 

The United States on Thursday targeted three Myanmar citizens and a company it said were helping the junta that seized power in the Southeast Asian country early last year to procure weapons, the U.S. Treasury Department said. The military staged a coup in February 2021, detaining democratic leaders including Nobel laureate Aung […]

Fighting Between SSPP And RCSS Resumes In Southern Shan State

Rival Shan armed groups clashed in Kehsi Township in southern Shan State on Wednesday after fighting had stopped for almost a year. Locals informed SHAN the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) and the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP) exchanged fire for 20 minutes next to Loi Hung Mountain, located […]

KIA Faces Off With Burma Army In Kutkai

For the past week, fighting has been escalating between regime troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State. Clashes occurred recently at the foot of Loi Samsip Mountain, a local who requested anonymity told SHAN. ”The fighting took place near a crossroads at Nam […]