· May, 2011

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from May, 2011

Myanmar: Assessing the new government

  24 May 2011

S.H.A.N. assesses the 50-day old Thein Sein government in Myanmar. S.H.A.N. notes that military rule has strengthened in Myanmar despite the election of civilian leaders last year.

Myanmar: Political prisoners hold hunger strike

  24 May 2011

Ba Kaung reports that political prisoners in Insein Prison in Myanmar have gone on hunger strike after the government released only 47 political detainees. There are more than 2,000 political prisoners in the country.

Myanmar: Farmers receive lengthy prison sentence

  23 May 2011

Aye Nai reports that farmers involved in a land dispute in Myanmar were given 8 to 12 years of prison convictions by a court. The land is owned by the military. The farmers are accused of stoning, cursing, damaging property, trespassing and violation of export/import law.

Myanmar: Video journalists behind bars

  7 May 2011

Independent media network The Democratic Voice of Burma reports that 17 of its video journalists are under detention in Myanmar. Some are serving sentences of 27 years for reporting about the real situation inside Myanmar.