French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge

Europe 02/22/19, 05:41

A French national appeared in court Friday in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex.Arthur Desclaux faces a charge under the Illegal Export-Import Act and could be jailed for up to three years if convicted. He was driven ...

Myanmar court sentences 2 to death for killing Suu Kyi aide

World 02/15/19, 03:11

A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to the country's top leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.The Yangon Northern District Court found the gunman, Kyi Lin, guilty of premeditated murder and illegal weapons possession ...

Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims

Entertainment 02/05/19, 10:33

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for safety.Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. human rights agency, made the comments Tuesday as she ...

Reporters convictions appealed to Myanmar Supreme Court

World 02/01/19, 01:53

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven-year prison terms for violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act have filed an appeal with the country's highest court seeking to overturn their convictions.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for having government documents in their possession. They contend they ...

UN envoy: No prospect Rohingya refugees can go home soon

World 01/25/19, 15:51

A U.N. human rights envoy said Friday that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees won't be able to return to Myanmar soon because of threats to their safety in the Buddhist-majority nation.Myanmar has been criticized by global rights groups and many nations for state-sponsored violence against ethnic minorities.Yanghee Lee, ...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

World 01/11/19, 03:19

A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year.Judge Aung Naing said in his ruling that ...

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