Myanmar News

Violence and Civilian Deaths in Myanmar Continue to Escalate; US Suspends Trade with Myanmar in Response

Since the military-led coup of the democratically-elected civilian government of Myanmar on February 1st of this year, violence and displacement have grown increasingly and disconcertingly worse. On Saturday, March 27th the Burmese military broke its cease-fire agreement and began launching multiple airstrikes on civilian communities in Karen State, including young children, anti-coup protesters, and ethnic

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India Repatriates Rohingya While Bangladesh Moves Them to Isolated Island

On Monday, March 8, 2021, it was revealed by government officials that India has started the process of repatriating Rohingya refugees to Myanmar; upwards of 150 have been detained for their illegal residency in Jammu and Kashmir and are currently in the process of being deported back to their home country, despite the tremendous human

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Burmese Military Coup Could Have Dangerous Implications for Rohingya and other Religious Minorities

On Monday, 1 February 2021, the world watched on with shock as Tatmadaw, the official military of Myanmar, staged a massive coup, effectively seized control of the government, and declared a year-long state of emergency. The coup came hot on the heels of an election in which the National League for Democracy, headed by Chancellor

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New Pew Research Center Report Reveals Steady Increase in Global Religious Persecution

Pew Research Center, one of the leading American think takes that provides information on general public opinion and demographic statistics, released a report on November 10, 2020 in which they confirm what has already been the fear of human rights and religious freedom advocates worldwide: rates of religious persecution are currently at the highest they

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USCIRF Releases 2020 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Each year, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) releases a comprehensive report in which they discuss the situations in countries which are the most repressive regarding religious freedom. These reports serve as a major source of information produced by a U.S. government agency. These reports which detail restrictions on the exercise of

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