Entries by ND Burma

Burning Alive in Myanmar: Two Resistance Fighters Executed in Public

Warning: Graphic Content Two anti-junta fighters in their 20s were executed in public in a village in Magwe Region and a video of the crime, which occurred about three months ago, was uploaded to social media on Tuesday and is circulating there. They were burned alive after being hanged from a tree. The video, first […]

Myanmar resistance fighters burned alive stokes outrage

Video shows the two young men hung from a tree, then set on fire as they cry out in pain. Two young men in shackles are interrogated by armed men. As villagers look on, the men are suspended from a tree and set on fire. Their screams are heard over the flames as a unified […]

Call for international investigation after airstrikes on Karenni schools

FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM Four children and three adults, including an elderly man, were killed, and another 23 were injured, in airstrikes and artillery attacks allegedly carried out by the military on two schools in Daw See Ei and Loi Nam Hpa villages of Demoso Township in Karenni State on Feb. 5.  “Two boys were […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (January 22 to 31, 2024)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Jan 22 to 31, 2024 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Tanintharyi Region, Chin State, Rakhine State, and Shan State from January 22nd to 31st. Military Junta arrested a civilian from the Mandalay Region and 5 from the Sagaing Region […]

Momeik Incinerated as Myanmar Junta Reoccupies Shan Town

Myanmar junta troops have retaken Momeik (Mongmit) in northern Shan State after the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and allied resistance forces retreated from the town. At least eight residents were reportedly killed and houses were torched as junta soldiers reoccupied the town. A combined force of the KIA, All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) and […]

Myanmar junta sentences nearly 400 women in 3 years since coup

Of 20,000 people arrested, more than 5,000 are women suspected of political offenses. Updated on Jan. 30, 2024 at 10:27 a.m. ET Nearly 400 women in Myanmar have been sentenced to prison, some for more than 20 years – or even death – for political offenses in the three years since the coup, a report […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (January 15 to 21, 2024)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Jan 15 to 21, 2024 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Mandalay Region, Shan State, Mon State, Rakhine State, and Chin State from January 15th to 21st. Military Junta arrested over 10 civilians and used them as human shields in […]

Human Rights Situation weekly update (January 8 to 14, 2024)

Human Rights Violations took place in States and Regions from Jan 8 to 14, 2024 Military Junta Troop launched airstrikes and dropped bombs in Sagaing Region, Mandalay Region, Rakhine State, Chin State, Shan State, and Kachin State from January 8th to 14th. Military people arrested, beat, and extorted the civilians who did not have NRC […]

Myanmar Junta Forcibly Recruiting Bago Villagers as Resistance Threatens Yangon-Naypyitaw Link

Weakened by troop shortages and a wave of defeats, Myanmar’s military regime has been forcibly recruiting civilians to form militia groups in Bago Region, according to locals and resistance groups. Last month, the junta also released jailed soldiers from prisons across the country to serve on the frontlines. On Friday, military-appointed local administrators told residents of some […]