Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar coup’

Myanmar nun named one of 100 most influential women

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
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The BBC has named a Catholic nun from Myanmar among Nobel laureates, politicians and professors as one of the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2021. Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng became a symbol of Myanmar’s nationwide protests against a military takeover when, in March,  she knelt in front of armed Read more

Myanmar junta ramps up suppression despite pope’s plea

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
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The brutal suppression of resistance movements by the Myanmar junta continues unabated despite Pope Francis’ call for an end to violence and pursuing dialogue towards peace. At least 875 people have been killed by Myanmar security forces since the February coup. Those killed have been primarily anti-coup protesters. Opposition to the military has gone from Read more

Myanmar: Four killed by army in attack on Catholic church

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Four civilians were killed, and eight more were injured in an attack by the Myanmar army on a Catholic church in Kayan Thar Yar village in Kayah (Karenni) State. The incident on 24 May marked the latest in a series of attacks on Christians and churches which have taken place amid a wider crackdown on Read more

Myanmar steps back into darkness

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
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Since the February 1 coup, the Tatmadaw – the official name of Myanmar’s armed forces – has escalated its crackdown on citizens protesting against the military takeover that ousted Myanmar’s democratically elected government. Unfortunately, this brutal reaction is only the latest in a series of repressive moves across Southeast Asia in recent years as political groups, backed by powerful Read more

Myanmar bishop gives anti-coup protesters moral support

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

As thousands of people took to the streets of cities across Myanmar to show their opposition to the military coup, a bishop from the Buddhist-majority country showed his moral support for them. Archbishop Marco Tin Win of Mandalay did not hesitate to set aside his daily duties and stand at a church entrance with some Read more