The military's brutal crackdown post-coup has been aided by an arsenal of surveillance and data extraction tools sourced from Western firms.
Volunteers who fled junta-held cities are being trained in Karen’s jungles in war tactics – crossing muddy streams, shimmying along a rope, taking cover in the undergrowth and carrying injured comrades to safety.
Chinland Defence Force, an anti-junta armed group made up of civilians, says six of its fighters were killed in Mindat town of western Chin state during an attack on the military.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
New designation means anyone including journalists speaking to lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup can be subjected to charges under counter-terrorism laws.
Karen rebel group calls for unity among all ethnic fighters as seven people are reportedly shot dead in fresh protests against military regime.
“The hardest hit will be poor urban populations and the worst affected will be female heads of household,” says Kanni Wignaraja, the UNDP’s assistant secretary-general for the region.
Two warplanes "launched an air strike and aerial gunfire" followed by rockets from helicopters, says governor of Thailand's Mae Hong Son province, which borders Myanmar's Karen state, marking a second day of assault.
European Union announces sanctions on 10 Myanmar junta officials and two conglomerates linked to the military over the coup and bloody crackdown on protesters in their country.
"This [the Molotov newsletter] is our response to those who slow down the flow of information –– and that's a threat to us," thirty-year-old Lynn Thant, not his real name, says.
Lawyer for group representing ousted civilian government meets UN investigators to discuss alleged atrocities, including torture and extrajudicial killings, under army rule.
List published by the junta warns people against using the work of 20 people, along with photos, hometowns and Facebook pages of each, who are charged with “spreading news to affect state stability”.
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