Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
Security forces are increasingly arresting the family members of activists who are on the run – effectively holding them hostage without charge.
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Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds.
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