Authoritarianism

Myanmar junta-appointed electoral body to dissolve Suu Kyi’s NLD

Myanmar Now said the decision was made during a meeting with political parties that was boycotted by many parties including the NLD

A slogan is written on a street as a protest after the coup in Yangon, Myanmar on 21 February 2021. Picture taken with iPhone panoramic mode

Myanmar

Parcel bomb blasts kill 5 including ousted lawmaker

The latest blasts were in a village in the southern central part of Myanmar in Western Bago and occurred at around 5:00pm on Monday, the Myanmar Now news portal reported, citing a resident

People protest in Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar on 2 May 2021, in this still image from a video obtained by Reuters

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China’s metal imports from Myanmar show trade contortions

Imports of rare earth oxides rose 55.7 per cent month-on-month to 2,414 tonnes but were down some 3 per cent year-on-year

This photo taken and received on 19 April 2021 courtesy of an anonymous source via Facebook shows student protesters marching during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay

Hong Kong veteran democracy activists to be sentenced

Organisers say 1.7 million people -- almost one quarter of Hong Kong’s population -- turned out for a huge rally that formed the backbone of demonstrations that wracked the city throughout 2019

Pro-democracy activist Lee Cheuk-yan (C) arrives at West Kowloon court in Hong Kong on 16 April 2021, to receive sentencing after being found guilty of organising an unauthorised assembly on 18 August 2019

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UN envoy urges action to prevent Myanmar ‘civil war’

The UN envoy on Myanmar implored the Security Council to take action Wednesday in the Asian nation’s escalating crisis

This handout from the Karen Information Center taken and released to AFP on 31 March 2021 shows ethnic Karen people taking part in an anti-military coup demonstration in Hlaingbwe township, in eastern Myanmar's Karen state

Turning page on Trump, US vows to defend rights everywhere

While the human rights report remained intact under Trump, the previous administration argued that rights were of lesser importance than other concerns with allies such as Saudi Arabia -- a major oil ...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a virtual meeting with UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir via videoconference from the State Department in Washington, US, on 29 March 2021

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International pressure on Myanmar generals grows

The bloodshed has not quelled public anger over the return of military rule, the ouster of the elected government and the detention of its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi

Protesters reinforce a barricade during a crackdown by security forces on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on 20 March 2021

Backtracking on the aspirations for democracy

Allegations of rigging in the consecutive elections of 2014 and 2018, curbing freedom of expression, an increase in extrajudicial killings and rendering the judiciary questionable, all indicate just ...

Backtracking on the aspirations for democracy
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