The high profile rights lawyer says the Myanmar leader 'knows better than anyone what it means to be a political prisoner’ in the country.
U Thawbita had criticized Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the country's powerful military in postings on Facebook.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney calls on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to pardon two Reuters journalists who reported on atrocities committed by the country's military.
The United Wa State Army continues its campaign of restrictions against Christians in areas under its control.
But it fails to call the atrocities crimes against humanity or genocide.
Han Htoo and five other civil servants are accused of accepting bribes totaling tens of thousands of U.S. dollars in cash and gifts.
They object to having to contribute 25 percent of their monthly salary to the party.
Thawbita is charged with violating Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Act for online posts allegedly criticizing the country’s military chief.
They say the government cannot take action against the powerful military for its campaign in Rakhine state.
Jeremy Hunt calls for the perpetrators of atrocities against the Muslim group to be brought to justice.
Ngar Min Swe gets seven years in prison and a 100,000-kyat fine for breaking a sedition law.
Engagement with Myanmar’s army without structural reforms is ‘indefensible’ in the wake of the brutal Rakhine campaign, the UN says.
They recapture 18 of 41 convicts thought to be hiding in the jungle and in nearby villages following a prison break.
The United Wa State Army cracks down on religious institutions to eliminate ‘extremists’ in its autonomous areas.
Myanmar's leader draws fierce criticism for defending the jailing of two Reuters journalists.
Myint Tun, permanent secretary of Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talks about the country’s participation in the upcoming UN General Assembly session.
Former Information Minister Ye Hut discusses the Rohingya issue, media freedom, the military, and the government of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.
UN report says Myanmar journalists face “clear choice between self-censorship and the risk of prosecution.”
Leaders from the 10 ethnic armed groups want to meet soon with government and military officials.
Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees, other Myanmar ethnic minorities, and rights groups hail the decision as a positive step.
“I am praying to you for the rescue of my daughters,” a Rohingya mother pleaded in a letter to camp officials.
Ten ethnic armed organizations will discuss their strategy for moving ahead in the peace process.
The talks yield no agreements but represent a 'positive step forward,' one group's spokesman says.
Government will extend work permits for two years for 11,000 foreigners.
The event marks the first time that three militias will sit down with government peace negotiators.
Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty of breaching a law on state secrets.