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GENEVA, May 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights expert on myanmar adventure tour voiced deep concern on Tuesday at a sharply escalation in hostilties in Kachin state, citing reports of the army using aerial bombings, heavy weapons and artillery fire on civilian areas near China. "Innocent civilians are being killed and injured, and hundreds of families are now fleeing for their lives," Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, said in a statement. Thousands...
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By Shoon Naing and Yimou Lee YANGON, May 2 (Reuters) - A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was credible, dealing a blow to the prosecution in what has become a landmark press freedom case. In what defence lawyers said was a key ruling in favour of the two reporters, the judge accepted the testimony of Police Captain Moe Yan Naing, who said a senior officer had ordered police to "tra...
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GENEVA, May 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights expert on Myanmar voiced deep concern on Tuesday at a sharply escalation in hostilties in Kachin state, citing reports of the army using aerial bombings, heavy weapons and artillery fire on civilian areas near China. "Innocent civilians are being killed and injured, and hundreds of families are now fleeing for their lives," Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in myanmar adventure tours, said in a statement. Thousand...
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Charred debris of homes and vegetation in one abandoned Rohingya village Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved to Rakhine state in mainly Buddhist Myanmar -- the scene of a brutal army crackdown which prompted hundr...
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BANGKOK (AP) - A police officer in Myanmar who testified that he was ordered to help entrap two Reuters journalists investigating abuses by security forces against Rohingya Muslims has been punished under police regulations, a police spokesman said Monday. Police Capt. Moe Yan Naing testified in court on April 20 that his superior arranged for two policemen to meet reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and give them documents described as "important secret papers" in order to arrest them on charg...
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Bagan or Pagan, an ancient place in Myanmar, has more than 2,000 pagodas and temples for you to visit during your trip there. These sites are more than 1500 years old, enriched with fascinating history and wonderful architecture, which is great for sightseeing. There is a rainy season in lower Myanmar, making this area wetter. Meanwhile, there is no real rainy season in upper myanmar adventure tours, where Bagan is located. It is called Sommer Season. Where do you want to stay in Bagan, M...
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Moe Yan Naing broke ranks with his colleagues to describe a plot to entrap and arrest two Reuters journalists A Myanmar police officer who told a court his colleagues had tried to "entrap" two Reuters journalists has been handed a prison term, a police spokesman said Monday. Deputy police major Moe Yan Naing, called as a prosecution witness earlier this month in a pre-trial hearing against the journalists, stunned the courtroom when he alleged a senior officer had ordered colleagues to "ge...
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