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Myanmar: Authorities arrested a former British ambassador to the country and her husband

Authorities in Myanmar have arrested a former British ambassador to the country and her husband, sources said. Vicky Bowman, the current head of the Myanmar Center for Responsible Business (MCRB), and her husband Htein Lin, a Myanmar...

OHE: The conditions for the return of the Rohingya to Myanmar do not yet exist

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said today that it is still not safe for Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar, nearly five years after a crackdown that prompted their mass exodus to neighboring...

Myanmar: First visit to the country by the UN special envoy

The UN envoy for Myanmar, Noelle Heiser, is today making her first visit to the country since the February 2021 military coup, the organization announced. The secretary-general's special envoy "will discuss the deteriorating situation and her immediate...

Myanmar: The country’s former leader has been jailed for six years for corruption

A court in junta-run Myanmar today sentenced the country's former leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison after finding her guilty on four counts of corruption, a source familiar with the proceedings said. The...

UN: More evidence is accumulating of crimes against humanity in Myanmar

UN investigators said today that there is increasing evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in Myanmar (Burma) after last year's coup in the country. In its annual report, the independent UN Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar...

Myanmar’s ambassador to China died on Sunday

Myanmar's ambassador to China died on Sunday, according to diplomatic sources, the fourth ambassador to the country to die in a year. Ambassador U Myo Thant Pae was last seen on Saturday when he was meeting with...