The people of Myanmar are demonstrating “huge bravery” in the face of violence from the military regime, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said.
Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas as defiant crowds returned to the streets to protest against the military’s seizure of power, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people around the country a day earlier.
The UN said it has received “credible” reports that 18 people were killed and 30 others were injured after security forces in Myanmar opened fire as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power.
A new faction of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement has staged a protest march and linked their cause with that of demonstrators in neighbouring Myanmar battling that country’s coup-installed military government.
The UN Human Rights Office says it has received “credible information” that a crackdown Sunday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar has left at least 18 people dead and more than 30 wounded.
Security forces in Myanmar have made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force as they intensified their efforts to break up protests a month after the military staged a coup.
Police in Myanmar have escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force as protesters sought to assemble in the country’s two biggest cities.
Myanmar’s UN ambassador has condemned the military coup in his country and appealed for “the strongest possible action from the international community” to restore democracy.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced further sanctions against members of the Myanmar military for their part in the coup that has deposed the democratic leadership.
Supporters of Myanmar’s junta have attacked protesters demanding the end to the military government that took power in a coup.
Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis gathered pace on Wednesday as protests continued in Yangon and other cities calling for the country’s military to stand down and Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government to be returned to power.
Foreign ministers from the G7 nations have condemned the “intimidation and oppression” of protesters in Myanmar following the country’s military coup.
Protesters against the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar have returned to the streets of the country’s biggest city, a day after a call for a general strike closed shops and brought huge numbers out to demonstrate.
Protesters have gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military’s takeover three weeks ago.
A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting against the military’s seizure of power has prompted a thinly veiled threat from the ruling junta to use lethal force, raising the possibility of major clashes.
Dominic Raab will demand the military step aside in Myanmar and release the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an address to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday.
Protesters gathered all over Myanmar again on Sunday, a day after security forces shot dead two people at a demonstration in the country’s second biggest city.
The Foreign Secretary has condemned the shooting of peaceful protesters in Myanmar as “beyond the pale” after local media reported two were killed by riot police.
Two anti-coup protesters have been shot dead by riot police who fired live rounds in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, according to local media.
Security forces in Myanmar have ratcheted up their pressure against anti-coup protesters, using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against demonstrators and striking dock workers in Mandalay.
A young woman who was shot in the head by police last week during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar has died, her family said.
The UK has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on three generals in Myanmar’s military regime in response to human rights violations.
Demonstrators against Myanmar’s military takeover returned to the streets on Thursday after a night of armed intimidation by security forces in the country’s second biggest city.
Demonstrators in Myanmar gathered in their largest numbers so far to protest the military’s seizure of power, as a UN human rights expert warned that troops being brought to Yangon and elsewhere could signal the prospect for major violence.
The Prime Minister has branded the latest charges against the ousted leader of Myanmar as “fabricated”, as the UK Government repeated calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
Police in Myanmar have filed a new charge against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said, which may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial.
Peaceful demonstrations against Myanmar’s military takeover resumed, following violence against protesters a day earlier by security forces and after internet access was blocked for a second straight night.
Security forces in Myanmar have intensified their crackdown against anti-coup protesters.
Bangladesh authorities have sent a fourth group of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process.
Myanmar’s military leaders have extended their detention of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi.