Two years after the military ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government, the human rights situation in Myanmar is a "festering catastrophe", the global body's rights office said last week in a report.
New measures signal the junta is looking for new ways to stamp out resistance in areas where anti-coup fighters are active.
The announcement came as streets were empty and shops were closed across the country in protest on the anniversary of the coup.
Once one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, Myanmar has now fallen way behind since the 2021 military takeover, with an estimated 40 percent of the population living in poverty.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military toppled democratically elected State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her civilian government almost two years ago, alleging massive fraud during elections her party won in 2020.
Tanks, missile launchers and armoured cars roll through Naypyidaw to mark 75 years since the country gained independence from Britain.
The latest conviction for Myanmar's former leader Aung San Suu Kyi brings her prison term to 33 years after 18-month-long court trials.
The resolution calls on Myanmar's junta to "immediately release all arbitrarily detained prisoners" and end all forms of violence.
Top US diplomat for East Asia urges foreign ministers of ASEAN bloc to "apply pressure" on the military regime, warning Washington is "not going to sit idly."
Aung San Suu Kyi, a figurehead of opposition to military rule, faces charges for at least 18 offences ranging from graft to election violations, carrying combined maximum terms of nearly 190 years.
Myanmar's military chief says the junta is open to negotiations with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the crisis sparked by its coup after her trials in a junta-run court have concluded.
The trial of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was held behind closed doors with no access to media or the public.
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