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  • Letter submitted by Suu Kyi to the court

    Opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi submitted a letter to the court as her statement on Tuesday, the third day after the court accepted charges against her. Her party the National League for Democracy party on Wednesday released the letter for public i...
  • Web campaign launched for Suu Kyi’s release

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has posted a message on a new website launched Wednesday calling for the release of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi....
  • U Gambira transferred to Kalay prison

    Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira who staged a protest in prison and demanded a meeting with military junta supremo Snr. Gen. Than Shwe was said to have been transferred to Kalay prison....
  • Dead man’s explosive devices unearthed

    (News Brief) Authorities on Tuesday unearthed explosive devices used by a deceased bomber in Rangoon’s suburban Township of Shwepyithar, the state-run newspaper said on Wednesday....
  • Court rejects three witnesses in Suu Kyi’s trial

    The special court in Insein Prison on Wednesday rejected three witnesses submitted by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers, leaving just one remaining defense witness....
  • News updates on 8th day of Aung San Suu Kyi's trial

    US President Barack Obama has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday....
  • Asian, European Ministers express concern over Suu Kyi

    Foreign Ministers from Asia and Europe on Tuesday concluded a two-day meeting in Hanoi with a statement calling on Burma’s military government to release political prisoners, even as the regime conducts a trial against opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest lifted

    Burma’s military authorities on Tuesday lifted the house arrest order of opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said. But she remains under detention inside Rangoon’s notorious Insein Prison, where she is facing trial on charges of breachi...
  • Indian MP urges junta to release Suu Kyi

    An Indian Member of Parliament and activists on Tuesday echoed the international outcry for the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing a trial in Rangoon’s Insein prison....
  • Shan Army ambushed junta soldiers, killed two officers

    Fifteen people including two Burmese Army officers were killed during an ambush by the Shan State Army – South (SSA-South) on May 24 night, according to Shan army sources....
  • E.U. backs Thailand over Suu Kyi's trial

    The European Union has announced its support for Thailand’s statement as ASEAN Chair on the political situation in Burma, according to Thailand's Foreign Minister....
  • News updates on 7th day of Aung San Suu Kyi's trial

    “Burmese military authorities announced this morning the removal of Article 10 (b), which kept Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. So, there is no more house arrests. The fallout of the removal is that she is no longer restricted to the State Protectio...
  • Indian rights champion condemns gov’t over silence

    An Indian human rights advocacy group on Wednesday condemned Burma’s military rulers for conducting a trial against Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi....
  • Suu Kyi’s trial will not end simply: Win Tin

    Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday will be produced before the special court in Insein jail and will be asked to give her testimony, in a trial, where she has been charged for breaching her detention law, her lawyer said....
  • Junta’s violations severe in Northern Burma: CSW

    The Christian Solidarity Worldwide, an advocacy group, said human rights violations continue to be grave in areas where ethnic minorities live and have come out with fresh accounts of violations during their field trip to Northern Burma....
  • Non-residents in Kawthaung forced to leave

    Visitors to Kawthaung are being checked thoroughly and sent back home. The National Identity cards of those arriving at the airport, harbours and bus terminals are being checked,......
  • Villagers flee from DKBA troops out to recruit

    Villagers of Kawkereik district, Karen State are fleeing from troops of the ‘Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’ (DKBA) who come to their villages to forcibly recruit soldiers for its army....
  • Opposition refutes junta’s allegation of planting bomb

    Border based pro-democracy opposition forces have rubbished the junta’s allegation that it had planted a bomb found in Pyinmana railway station near the new capital city, Naypyitaw....
  • Lightning protest movement should be started: CPB

    The Communist Party of Burma (CPB) has issued a statement saying a lightning protest movement against the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi should be conducted not only in front of Insein Prison, but throughout the country....
  • Unified international approach needed for Burma

    (Commentary) United Nations intervention on the Burma front, supported by regional countries, is desperately needed to implement an inclusive process directed at cracking the existing political impasse, as the ruling junta and opposition groups have yet t...

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