Turkey Orders Sweeping Arrests of 532 Suspects over Fethullah Gülen Links

Prosecutors in Turkey have ordered the detention of 532 suspects, including 459 serving military personnel, in an extensive government operation that targets individuals related to a U.S.-based Islamic preacher who was alleged of instigating a 2016 attempted coup. Fethullah Gülen …

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National Unity Government Rejects Myanmar Junta’s Participation in ASEAN Summit

Myanmar’s parallel National Unity Government (NUG) has rejected the participation of Myanmar military’s chief Min Aung Hlaing in the upcoming special ASEAN Summit to be held in Indonesia on Saturday. In a statement on Friday, NUG’s Minister of International Cooperation …

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Myanmar Medics Charged for Participating in Anti-Coup Strike

The Myanmar military has now filed lawsuits against 139 doctors citing incitement laws, as medical workers take part in the Civil Disobedience Movement, local media reported on Monday.  The military has intensified its crackdown against doctors on strike as well …

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Myanmar State Television Airs Footage of Allegedly Tortured Political Prisoners

The Myanmar military-run television has broadcasted photos of arrested protesters who appeared to be beaten and tortured, over the weekend. “Emboldened through impunity. This junta uses torture as its policy,” local monitoring and rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners …

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Myanmar Protesters Hold Silent Strike as Opposition Announces National Unity Government

Pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar held a “silent strike” on Friday calling for people to stay at home to mourn those who were killed in the crackdowns against protests, as elected lawmakers forming the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) announced the …

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Myanmar Security Forces Open Fire on Protesting Medics and Inside Mandalay Mosque

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protesting medical workers in Mandalay city on Thursday, local media reported.  The pro-democracy protest by medical workers led to a violent dispersal by the junta, according to the BBC’s Burmese-language service, as pro-democracy protesters …

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