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Chit Suu Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, reacts after listening to the the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Myo Kyaw Soe/Reuters

The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar is an outrageous attack on press freedom and another sign that the rule of law in the country is und(...)

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive to listen to their verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Myat Thu Kyaw/Reuters.

A court in Myanmar on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of violating a colonial-era “official secrets” act, concluding a trial that fuelled (...)

UN investigators said on Monday that Myanmar’s army had carried out genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state. Photograph:  Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

The Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar’s military carried out mass (...)

Hard questions must be asked of Myanmar’s de facto leader, the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been disgracefully silent on the plight of the Rohingya. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign of horrific violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, Myanmar’s security forces systematically murdered, tortured, gang-(...)

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing students at  Yangon University: said nothing  on content of  report on genocide. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

The world was waiting for her to speak. But the day after a damning United Nations report concluded that genocide had occurred in Myanmar under her wa(...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces  Min Aung Hlaing: UN Human Rights Council says Myanmar’s top generals must be held responsible for crimes against humanity. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

A United Nations body has called for the leadership of Myanmar’s armed forces to be prosecuted for genocide over attacks against the country’s Rohingy(...)

Reuters journalist Wa Lone  followed by Kyaw Soe Oo: the two reporters have pleaded not guilty to violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a penalty of up to 14 years.  Photograph:  Ye Aung Thu/ AFP/Getty Images

A judge in Myanmar has adjourned the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents. The case has drawn a(...)

Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar in October 2016. Facebook posts have stirred up and spread hatred against the minority Rohingya population in Myanmar. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Facebook has removed 18 accounts and 52 pages associated with the Myanmar military, including the page of its commander-in-chief, after an UN report a(...)

 Myanmar’s commander in chief, senior general Min Aung Hlaing: singled out, along with other senior military figures, for investigation and prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity. Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

A damning UN report has accused Myanmar’s military of genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, and alleged that the army were responsible for w(...)

Young Rohingya refugees  during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox’s Bazar. Photograph:  Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a “lost generation”, the United Nations said on Thursday, a ye(...)

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