Early prisoner releases are customary during major holidays, but this is the second time the ruling junta has done so since it overthrew the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi,
"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.
Ten ethnic rebel groups say they "firmly stand with the people" during their online meeting to review nationwide truce that was brokered by ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
US and Britain impose sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates as security forces are reported to have killed five more protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent.
Hundreds of people imprisoned for protesting last month’s coup were released on Wednesday in the first apparent gesture by the military to try to placate the protest movement sparked by the February 1 toppling of Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
Opposing the military takeover of the state, Myanmar citizens have staged protests across the country while putting their lives at risk.
Security forces shot at protesters in the central town of Aungban, killing at least eight people, while residents of the biggest city in the country began to leave their homes to find safety in neighbouring Thailand.
State-controlled television in Myanmar reports new charges are being framed against Aung San Suu Kyi after a prominent businessman claimed he gave the ousted leader about $550,000 in illegal payments in 2019 and 2020.
Residents of Hlaing Tharyar township in Yangon say they do not even get to sleep because of “constant gunshots” overnight after the junta puts around two million people under total control at protest hotspots with martial law.
At least eight anti-coup protesters killed across Myanmar on Monday as demonstrators return to the streets after the deadliest weekend since the military seized power.
At least four more protestors have been killed in different cities by the security forces, bringing the death toll to more than 70 since widespread protests began in the aftermath of last month's coup.
Protesters are on the streets once again in Yangon despite concerns of more violence by the military junta as South Korea suspends defence exchanges and reconsiders development aid to Myanmar over harsh crackdowns on demonstrations.
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