Political prisoners across Myanmar have continued to express dissent from inside, often with violent consequences, as tensions simmer with prison officials.
Resistance forces have humiliated coup leader Min Aung Hlaing but victory may require a lengthy struggle, and society must stay resilient in the meantime.
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Street protesters are using women’s clothing and even sanitary products to deter police and soldiers, weaponising the outdated belief that they can lessen a man’s power.
The eviction ended an early-morning raid in Yangon on staff housing where most workers had joined the Civil Disobedience Movement, and who now say they have nowhere to go.
The young activists were arrested at an anti-coup march on March 3 and are presumed to be being held without charge at Insein Prison, but authorities are refusing to give answers.
The Civil Disobedience Movement has shuttered hospitals and crippled the COVID-19 response, but striking medics say military rule is far worse for the nation’s health.
Three protesters killed in North Okkalapa on March 3 received an emotional farewell at Yangon’s Yayway Cemetery, with more than 500 mourners chanting slogans and giving the three-finger salute.
Despite the junta’s threats of reprisals, the Civil Disobedience Movement keeps growing by the day and its members are set on a near-total shutdown of government.
"It's better to shoot us all dead here than send us to Burma, where we will be rained with bullets anyway," said one of the detained refugees.
Despite threats from the regime and a lack of secure channels, groups in Myanmar and overseas have lent massive support to striking public servants in the Civil Disobedience Movement.