Mourners react during a funeral for National League for Democracy (NLD) party member Khin Maung Latt during his Muslim  funeral held by his family and NLD members in Yangon, March 7, 2021

Ruling Party Official Suffers Grisly Torture Death in Myanmar’s Yangon Amid Violent Raids

Security forces raided the homes of ruling party figures, shooting out windows and beating residents.

For Rohingya Refugees, Myanmar Military Crackdown on Protesters is All Too Familiar

2021-03-05

Many Burmese say they now regret their former silence when the military cracked down on the Rohingya, driving hundreds of thousands across the border to Bangladesh.

Denying Junta Access to Myanmar’s Foreign Reserves Seen as Key Anti-Coup Goal

2021-03-05

A Biden executive order after the coup froze $1 billion in money the junta tried to retrieve.

Appeals Hearing For Dong Tam Land-Rights Activists Set For March 8

2021-03-05

Family members were not informed of the hearing date, learning about it only from the lawyers representing their relatives in court.

Chinese Police Arrest North Korean Trade Workers for Illegal Gambling

2021-03-05

With no way to make money due to border closure, the North Korean traders turned to mahjong.

Taiwan 'Will Defend Its Sovereignty' Against China's Ambitions

2021-03-05

The island's government warns that it will respect the opinions of its 23 million people, and protect freedom and democracy.

Activist Hounded After Standing For Village Election in China's Guangdong

2021-03-05

Tian Ruidi is currently in hiding after an intimidation campaign to get her to withdraw her candidacy.

China's Election Reforms Will Exclude Political Opposition in Hong Kong

2021-03-05

Ruling Chinese Communist Party officials say Beijing needs to close off loopholes allowing 'hostile foreign forces' to disrupt Hong Kong's political life.

Illegally Harvested Timber Sold ‘Under Cover’ in Attapeu Province in Laos

2021-03-04

The timber, harvested illegally years ago and hidden in the forest, is being mixed with timber from trees felled in a 2018 flood and dam disaster, sources say.

Uyghur Textile Entrepreneur Dies Days After Release From Xinjiang Internment Camp

2021-03-04

Kurbanjan Abdukerim had lost more than 100 pounds while detained over a three-year period.

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