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Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army’s seizure of power on Feb. 1. It said in a statement that it was treating the post-coup situation in Myanmar as an “emergency,” … Read more

Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city Monday despite the ruling junta’s thinly veiled threat to use lethal force if people answered a call for a general strike opposing the military takeover three weeks ago. Despite roadblocks around the U.S. Embassy in Yangon, more than a thousand protesters gathered there, while 20 … Read more

Facebook removes Myanmar military page over incitement of violence

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More protests and funeral follow deadly shootings in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters gathered again Sunday all over Myanmar, a day after security forces shot dead two people at a demonstration in the country’s second biggest city. A funeral was also held for a young woman killed earlier by police. Mya Thwet Thwet Khine was the first confirmed death among the many thousands … Read more

Woman shot protesting Myanmar military takeover dies

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A young woman who was shot in the head by police during a protest last week against the military’s takeover of power in Myanmar died Friday morning, her brother said. Hers is the first confirmed death among the protesters who by the thousands have faced off with security forces after a … Read more

Myanmar protests focus on junta’s economic support

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — State railway workers in Myanmar continued to strike Thursday despite a police rampage the previous night targeting them in a sign of the military junta’s concern over growing civil disobedience by public workers protesting the coup. Three-quarters of the country’s civil servants are on strike, all private banks are closed and … Read more

Myanmar troops said to be moving to cities

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. independent investigator on Myanmar said Wednesday that “hardened” troops are being deployed from a number of border areas in northern Rakhine state to some cities, raising the possibility of bloodshed and “a tragic loss of life.” Special rapporteur Tom Andrews said in an interview with The Associated Press that … Read more

UN expert fears violence with troops sent to Myanmar city

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The U.N. expert on human rights in Myanmar warned of the prospect for major violence as demonstrators gather again Wednesday to protest the military’s seizure of power. U.N. rapporteur Tom Andrews said he had received reports of soldiers being transported into Yangon, the biggest city, from outlying regions. “In the past, … Read more