At least 400 are inside Myanmar’s Insein Prison, which some describe as overcrowded; some are tortured during interrogation, released prisoners say.
Wan Chai District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock sentenced eight of the group — Avery Ng, Figo Chan, Cyd Ho, Albert Ho, Yeung Sum, Jimmy Lai, Lee Cheuk Yan and Leung Kwok-hung — to jail terms ranging from 14 to 18 months.
Free Burma Rangers also say thousands displaced by airstrikes, ground attacks in violation of junta-declared cease-fire.
Myanmar pro-democracy activists are turning to radio to reach the public, pro-democracy activists and even the military.
Gathered at Taipei’s Liberty Square, demonstrators sat for hours singing songs, holding anti-coup posters and waving the Myanmar national flag.
Khin Maung Zaw, the lawyer representing the detained leader, has yet to see his client as another court hearing approaches.
At least 74 people were killed in Yangon in a military assault.
Fear of beatings and arrests is high but Myanmar’s journalists say they will continue to report on deadly coup.
‘Our future must be defined by the civilians, not by the soldiers,’ says Thinzar Shunlei Yi.
Myanmar Protesters Cornered by Military in Attempt to Quash Dissent Security forces leave Sanchaung district, allowing hundreds of youths to leave unhurt after UN and U.S. urge restraint.
Defendants in court reportedly shout, ‘Political prisoners are not guilty; Hong Kongers won’t be defeated!’ before they are taken away.
Tensions unabated in Myanmar with widespread protests against the military coup continuing.
Organizer of student political group is latest activist under threat of violating the National Security Law.
Case pending for 12 Hong Kong activists who fled for Taiwan comes at a time of further scrutiny of legal system in both Hong Kong and China.
Linking of two incidents raises uproar on social media, with residents and reporters in Hong Kong angrily insisting incidents are not comparable.
Move comes amid a widening crackdown on dissent.
Chung was first political figure to be arrested under National Security Law, facing charges of 'inciting secession'.