Human Rights Watch says that the allegations being heard in a special court in the capital, Naypyitaw, are “bogus and politically motivated” with the intention of preventing the deposed leader from running for office again.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's voice cracked with emotion as he spoke out against the military regime that ousted the nation's elected civilian government in a coup.
Court hands out death sentence to gunman and an accomplice involved in planning the killing while two other men involved in the crime received prison sentences. A fifth suspect thought to be the crime's mastermind remains at large.
One week has passed since two Reuters journalists were detained over accusations of allegedly violating the country’s Official Secrets Act. Their arrest follows close on the detention of a crew of TRT World journalists.
Aung San Suu Kyi has mostly kept silent amid claims that violence against the Rohingya could amount to ethnic cleansing.
Myanmar's new President Htin Kyaw frees 83 political prisoners as part of celebrations of Myanmar New Year
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