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UN General Assembly Condemns Myanmar Junta Violence, Urges Arms Embargo

Member nations voted 119-1 in favor of the resolution, which also calls for a return to the country's fragile democracy.

Brett Wilkins ·

Martial Law Extended in Myanmar After Junta Kills More Than 50 Protesters

"Junta leaders don't belong in power, they belong behind bars," said United Nations special rapporteur Tom Andrews.

Kenny Stancil ·

UN Expert Warns Myanmar Coup Regime Likely Perpetrating 'Crimes Against Humanity'

"The people of Myanmar need not only words of support but supportive action. They need the help of the international community, now."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Kill Me Instead': Despite Nun's Pleas, Military Junta Shoots Pro-Democracy Protesters in Myanmar

"We heard loud gunshots, and saw that a young kid's head had exploded, and there was a river of blood on the street," said Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng. "We need to value life. It made me feel so sad."

Kenny Stancil ·

Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy in Burma

Though we must insist that the return to rule by the military in Burma is unacceptable, we must equally demand that Burma embraces true democracy for all of its citizens, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion.

Ramzy Baroud ·

'Fight Until We Win': Despite Threat of Deadly Force, Hundreds of Thousands Continue Protests Against Myanmar Coup

"We don't want the junta, we want democracy," said one protester. "We want to create our own future."

Brett Wilkins ·

Reversing Myanmar's Coup Isn't Enough. Here’s How to Build a Better Burma

Myanmar's military should be held accountable for the coup, but the West needs to make sure they are punished for their abuses against the country's minorities as well.

Rachel Gore Freed ·

'We Want Democracy!': Despite Internet Blackout, Tens of Thousands Protest Military Coup in Myanmar

"The Myanmar military has engaged in a naked power grab that if not reversed will set back democracy and the protection of human rights for a generation," warned one human rights advocate.

Jessica Corbett ·

'Short-Sighted and Inhumane': Human Rights Groups Sound Warnings as Bangladesh Sends Rohingya Refugees to Low-Lying Silt Island

"The relocation of so many Rohingya refugees to a remote island, which is still off limits to everyone including rights groups and journalists without prior permission, poses grave concerns about independent human rights monitoring."

Andrea Germanos ·

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