Dec 08, 2012 05:23 EST
Myanmar's government has apologised to senior Buddhist clerics over injuries sustained by monks in a police crackdown on a rally at a Chinese-backed copper mine, state media said Saturday.
Dec 08, 2012 02:42 EST
Myanmar's government has apologised to senior Buddhist clerics over injuries sustained in a violent police crackdown on a rally at a Chinese-backed copper mine, state media said.
Dec 04, 2012 01:18 EST
A leader of Myanmar's 2007 monk rallies has been arrested, an official said Tuesday, in his latest brush with the law since being freed from jail along with hundreds of other political prisoners this year.
Nov 28, 2012 22:44 EST
Riot police in Myanmar on Thursday fired water cannon at villagers and monks protesting against a Chinese-backed copper mine, in a pre-dawn crackdown that left dozens injured, activists said.
Nov 27, 2012 19:38 EST
Myanmar has charged a group of activists who protested against a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine with defaming the state, police said Tuesday.
Sep 17, 2012 11:59 EDT
At least 15 political prisoners were freed from Myanmar jails on Monday, activists said, following an announcement in state media that a total of 514 detainees would be released.
Mar 13, 2012 12:04 EDT
A court in Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced a leader of the Karen ethnic minority group to two decades in prison for treason, his legal adviser said, in a case that has soured peace efforts.
Dec 20, 2011 02:46 EST
He kept his quick wit throughout jail terms, torture and solitary confinement, but it seems nothing quite prepared Myanmar's most famous comedian for his first trip out of the military-dominated state.
Nov 08, 2011 10:07 EST
YANGON (Reuters) - During his four years in a Myanmar jail, Buddhist monk Ashin Kawvida was kept in solitary confinement. Interrogators beat him. Prison seemed to have no rules, he said.
Oct 12, 2011 03:49 EDT
Myanmar freed dozens of political prisoners on Wednesday, including a comedian who is one of its most famous dissidents, in a further sign of change in the authoritarian state after decades of repression.
Aug 30, 2011 13:04 EDT
A court in military-dominated Myanmar has sentenced a retired major to a decade in prison for writing an article deemed subversive and distributing it to overseas media, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Aug 25, 2011 15:48 EDT
A UN envoy called on Myanmar Thursday to urgently investigate human rights abuses, saying serious concerns remained despite signs of an improvement under the new nominally civilian government.
Aug 24, 2011 09:52 EDT
Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday she believes the country's army-backed president wants "real positive change" amid warmer relations between the regime and its most famous critic.
Aug 23, 2011 10:01 EDT
A UN rights envoy attended Myanmar's parliament and met senior regime figures on Tuesday as authorities allowed him to visit the country for the first time in more than a year.
Jun 30, 2011 07:11 EDT
A Myanmar court on Thursday convicted an Australian newspaper boss of assault and sentenced him to one month in jail but allowed him to walk free after taking into account time already served.
Jun 21, 2011 12:11 EDT
An Australian newspaper boss on trial in Myanmar asked to be acquitted Tuesday in closing arguments of a case that some observers say highlights the risks of doing business in the military-dominated country.
Mar 29, 2011 12:12 EDT
A Myanmar court granted bail Tuesday to an Australian newspaper boss, who said he would continue to fight a prosecution that some have suggested stems from a power struggle.
Mar 17, 2011 10:34 EDT
A Myanmar court refused bail Thursday for an Australian newspaper boss who is standing trial in a high-profile case that some have suggested stems from a business dispute.
Mar 03, 2011 10:46 EST
A Myanmar court agreed Thursday to consider a bail request from an Australian newspaper boss arrested in a high-profile case that some observers have suggested is the result of a power struggle.
Feb 24, 2011 11:22 EST
An Australian media boss who blazed a trail into military-ruled Myanmar was charged in court with assault Thursday in a case some observers say highlights the risks of doing business in the country.