Myanmar’s junta officially overturns outcome of 2020 election it didn’t like

The junta-controlled Union Election Commission announced via state media Monday that the results of the 2020 election had been annulled. Eight months after the military’s proxy...

Prison Defiance: Protest erupts at Yangon’s notorious Insein Prison over medical neglect

“We’ve written the new history with our own blood!” Shouts loud enough to be heard from afar went up inside...

Prison Defiance: Protest erupts at Yangon’s notorious Insein Prison over medical neglect

Yangon man mourns sister’s avoidable COVID death in heartbreaking video

A despairing Yangon man mourning a sister he said was turned away by a local hospital last night put a face to the...

Yangon man mourns sister’s avoidable COVID death in heartbreaking video

Former head of Myanmar’s vaccination campaign contracts COVID-19 in prison

The former director of Myanmar’s Vaccination Department has contracted the coronavirus over a month after she was...

Former head of Myanmar’s vaccination campaign contracts COVID-19 in prison

Jailed U.S. journalist in court again after likely COVID-19 bout at Insein Prison

An American journalist held in Myanmar attended a third virtual court hearing yesterday from prison and says he...

Jailed U.S. journalist in court again after likely COVID-19 bout at Insein Prison
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