Posts Tagged ‘junta’

Anti-Coup Groups Denounce Deal Between Military Junta And Former PM

Above Photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah / Reuters. ‘Betrayal Of Sudanese People.’ Amid serious public pressure, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has sought to justify his deal with the military, telling Saudi-backed Al Arabiya network in a Tuesday interview that he entered into the “political agreement” in hopes of “sparing the blood of the Sudanese and […]

Congress Sends Warning to Burma’s Oppressive Military Junta

Human Rights Watchdog Groups Praise New Legislation 10/06/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a bipartisan group of congresspersons and senators introduced legislation late on Tuesday to sanction the Burmese military for violating human rights, authorize humanitarian funding, and promote democracy in Myanmar. The bill, introduced by Representative […]

Myanmar’s Military Junta Puts Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi On Trial

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was set to go on trial Monday on charges that many observers have criticized as an attempt by the military junta that deposed her to delegitimize her democratic election and cripple her political future. Suu Kyi’s prosecution poses the greatest challenge for the 75-year-old and […]

Are RSS Fraternal Ties With Military Junta Behind India’s Soft Stand On Slaughter Of People In Myanmar?

If a shameful act means an action which is criminal and nauseating; it would be an understatement to describe the attitude of the present RSS-BJP rulers of India towards the demolition of democracy and large scale killing of the people of Myanmar by the military [tatmadaw] junta which took power through a coup on February […]

Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests

Hundreds of people imprisoned for protesting last month’s coup were released Wednesday in the first apparent gesture by the military to try to placate the protest movement. AP news agency cited witnesses outside Insein Prison in Yangon as saying they saw busloads of mostly young people, looking happy with some flashing the three-finger gesture of […]

Myanmar: Civilian leader in hiding vows ‘revolution’ against junta

The civilian leader of Myanmar’s government in hiding vowed to continue supporting a “revolution” to oust the military that seized power in last month’s coup, as security forces again met protesters with lethal forces, killing at least seven. Mahn Win Khaing Than, who was named the acting vice president by Myanmar’s ousted lawmakers and is […]

Leader of Myanmar shadow civilian gov’t vows resistance to junta rule

The acting leader of Myanmar‘s parallel civilian government, appointed by ousted lawmakers in the wake of a Feb. 1 military coup, addressed the public for the first time on Saturday from hiding and vowed to pursue a “revolution” to overturn the junta.Mahn Win Khaing Than, who is on the run along with most senior officials […]

Military will stay in power for ‘certain time’ then hold elections, says Myanmar junta while accusing ousted Suu Kyi of corruption

Myanmar’s military council has said it will hold elections and hand over control when an unspecified period of time has elapsed – but it also made fresh claims that former leader Aung San Suu Kyi had been involved in corruption. Speaking on Thursday, Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, spokesman for Myanmar’s ruling military council, said […]

Israeli Lobbyist will get $2m. to ‘explain’ Myanmar coup for junta

An Israeli-Canadian lobbyist hired by Myanmar’s junta will be paid $2 million to “assist in explaining the real situation” of the army’s coup to the United States and other countries, documents filed with the US Justice Department show. More than 60 protesters have been killed and 1,900 people have been arrested since Feb. 1, when […]

Myanmar: Reports of fatalities as junta steps up crackdown on protests

At least three people are reported to have died in Myanmar as security forces made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force on Sunday, as they intensified their efforts to break up protests a month after the military staged a coup. The fatalities are reported to have happened during a violent crackdown in Dawei, […]

Myanmar Protests Grow After Junta Threatens Lethal Force Against Demonstrators

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday 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. More than 1,000 protesters gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking the way, but left to avoid […]

US State Dept promises more ‘firm action’ against Myanmar’s military junta after young woman fatally shot at anti-coup protest

The US has vowed to take more steps against the military junta that seized power in Myanmar earlier this month. The American embassy in the country earlier condemned the killing of a female student at a protest. Washington will “continue to take firm action against those who perpetrate violence against the people of Burma,” US […]

Protesters take to streets again in Myanmar, defying junta rules

Demonstrators in Myanmar defied new rules making protests illegal as they took to the streets once again on Tuesday, protesting against the military coup in the country. Police arrested protesters and fired water cannon to try to disperse crowds in Mandalay, and a crowd also gathered in the biggest city Yangon. The new laws had […]

Myanmar junta blocks Facebook as opposition grows to coup

Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook on Thursday, shutting off an important channel of opposition to this week’s military coup as sporadic protests flared. Military ruler General Min Aung Hlaing was moving quickly to consolidate his hold on power following the overthrow of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the detention of her and allied politicians […]

‘It has just started’: Mali junta hails change of power after forcing president Keita to resign

The military junta that ousted Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said he resigned in a “constitutional way”, denying any coup. “As far as I know, the constitutional order is still in place”, said on Thursday Ismaël Wagué, spokesman for the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, adding that Keita dissolved parliament and resigned […]

As Violence Intensifies, Israel Continues to Arm Myanmar’s Military Junta

Responding to a petition filed by human rights activists, Defense Ministry says matter is ‘clearly diplomatic’ The violence directed at Myanmar’s Rohingya minority by the country’s regime has intensified. United Nations data show that about 60,000 members of the minority group have recently fled Myanmar’s Rahine state, driven out by the increasing violence and the […]

Pope Francis’ Dark Past As Agent of U.S.-Backed Argentine Military Junta

  Pope Francis (AP/Andrew Medichini) BUENOS AIRES– Among the world’s most prominent figures, few have received such consistent media praise as Pope Francis I. Since his papacy began in 2013, Pope Francis has been touted as a left-leaning reformer committed to reducing global poverty and fighting climate change, as well as taken other positions popular […]

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