Tag: Myanmar

U.N. Seats Denied, for Now, to Afghanistan’s Taliban and Myanmar’s Junta

A bid by the new Taliban government in Afghanistan and the junta ruling Myanmar to gain international recognition suffered a blow on Wednesday when the United Nations put off a decision on the rightful representatives of both countries. The deferral by a powerful U.N. committee effectively denied, for now and possibly through much of 2022, […]

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Myanmar’s Notorious Army Is Facing a Morale Crisis

Aung Myo Htet had always dreamed of being a soldier, and had attained the rank of captain. But when he joined the army in Myanmar, he had thought he would be defending his country, not fighting — and losing — pitched battles against his own countrymen. In June, he was sent to the front lines […]

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U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Is Freed From Myanmar Prison

Danny Fenster, an American journalist, was released from prison in Myanmar on Monday and will be allowed to leave the country, according to a spokeswoman for the ex-diplomat who helped secure his freedom. The release of Mr. Fenster, who was sentenced on Friday to 11 years in prison, is a rare positive development in Myanmar, […]

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In Myanmar, Danny Fenster, American Journalist, Gets 11-Year Sentence

Danny Fenster, an American journalist who has been imprisoned in Myanmar since May, was found guilty of three charges on Friday and given an 11-year prison term, the maximum possible sentence. Mr. Fenster’s conviction and sentencing — on charges that include disseminating information that could harm Myanmar’s military, which rules the country — were announced […]

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American Journalist Held in Myanmar Faces 2 New Charges

Myanmar prosecutors have filed two new charges, terrorism and sedition, against the American journalist Danny Fenster, who was arrested in May as he prepared to board a plane out of the country, his lawyer said Wednesday. He faces up to 20 years in prison on each count. The new charges come as Myanmar’s courts have […]

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Veteran U.S. Diplomat Comes Under Criticism for a Trip to Myanmar

Bill Richardson, the American ex-diplomat, has made numerous trips to Myanmar since the 1990s. He has negotiated with the generals who ruled it, then and now. He has been an ally and later a critic of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, its most popular politician, who is once again a prisoner of the army. Mr. […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Defend Herself in Myanmar ‘Show Trial’

More than eight months after she was detained by the military in a coup, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s ousted civilian government, and her lawyers mounted her defense for the first time on Tuesday in a closed-door hearing. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 76, appeared in a courtroom specially built for […]

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Thousands Flee Myanmar for India Amid Fears of a Growing Refugee Crisis

Terrified farmers and families with children in Myanmar are fleeing into India as the military junta that seized power in a February coup continues to seek out and eliminate resistance along the country’s border. The Tatmadaw, as the Myanmar military is known, has targeted areas that are home to thousands of armed civilians who call […]

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Myanmar Announces Amnesty for Thousands of Anti-Coup Protesters

Myanmar’s ruling junta announced on Monday that it would free more than 5,600 anti-regime protesters this week in its first significant release of political prisoners since seizing power in a Feb. 1 coup. The junta said it was granting the prisoners amnesty to mark the Lighting Festival, a three-day holiday that begins on Tuesday. But […]

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Mohib Ullah, 46, Dies; Documented Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

Mohammed Mohib Ullah was born to Fazal Ahmed and Ummel Fazal in a village in Maungdaw Township, a Rohingya-majority sliver of land abutting Bangladesh. His father was a teacher, and Mr. Mohib Ullah followed in his footsteps, teaching science. He was part of a generation of middle-class Rohingya who could still take part in Myanmar […]

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