Monthly Archive: December 2022

In post-coup conflict, at least 157 Myanmar children died in 2022

The junta and militia soldiers entered the village under cover of darkness and started torching houses. A 13-year-old child was shot and killed during the Dec. 19 raid on Zee Pin Thar village in Sagaing, witnesses said.   The sixth grade student was one of 157 children...

2022: The journey back to normality for Thailand after COVID-19

Life in Thailand began returning to normal at the start of this year after two years of COVID-19 crisis that turned lives, businesses and the education sector upside down.   Though the country has not yet managed to declare victory over the new coronavirus, life has normalized...

Myanmar’s junta ignored condemnation of its rule in 2022

The people of Myanmar suffered as the anti-junta armed resistance took on the military in 2022. It was a year in which not only democracy and human rights eroded in the aftermath of the February 2021 coup, but also one that saw an acute loss of civilian...

Türk urges coordinated approach to save Rohingya at sea

GENEVA UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk today called for a coordinated regional approach to protect the thousands of desperate Rohingya who risk their lives by undertaking perilous sea voyages.   “More than 2,400 Rohingya have sought to leave Bangladesh and Myanmar in 2022 alone, and I...

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi jailed for total of 33 years

Ousted Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to another seven years in jail as her long series of trials ended on Friday, with the Nobel laureate now facing more than three decades behind bars.   A prisoner of the military since a coup last...