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(mostly in German language)

25. September 2022

STATUS UPDATE KW 38

Tag 602 – über 2316 Tote und 15607 Inhaftierte — Die US-Botschaft in Myanmar hat angekündigt, dass sie dem Unabhängigen Ermittlungsmechanismus der Vereinten Nationen für Myanmar […]
18. September 2022

STATUS UPDATE KW 37

Tag 595 – über 2281 Tote und 15546 Inhaftiert — Mindestens sechs Menschen sind in Myanmar seit Anfang des Monats an einem Ausbruch einer neuen Omicron-Variante […]
15. September 2022

17. Internationaler Tag der Demokratie

Seit 2007 gilt der 15. September jeden Jahres als internationaler Tag der Demokratie.
11. September 2022

STATUS UPDATE KW 36

Tag 588 – über 2272 Tote und 15446 Inhaftiert — In einem seltenen Interview mit der russischen Nachrichtenagentur RIA, sagte Militärchef Hlaing, dass es noch zu […]

#whatishappeninginMyanmar

On 01.02.2021, the military in Myanmar staged a coup. It occupied the parliament and prevented the newly elected government from holding its inaugural session. High-ranking government politicians and other leaders and activists were arrested and their communication with the outside world was cut off. The Myanmar public reacted immediately. With the help of social media, much of civil society turned out to protest on the streets of the cities. Meanwhile, female employees of the Ministry of Health formed the General Strike Movement of Civil Disobedience (CDM), which brought the country to a standstill.

A wide range of creative, colourful forms of protest came together in the protests of the first weeks after the coup. But the military selectively escalated and is extremely brutal against the demonstrators.

On 9 February, Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing was shot dead during protests in the capital Naypyidaw and became the first fatality of the coup. Since then, the military and police have increasingly used violence against protesters and the population: people are randomly executed with targeted shots to the head, armed "security forces" storm citizens' homes at night and spread terror. Thousands have been arrested: while some are under house arrest, it is unclear where many of those arrested are being held and whether they are still alive. On 27 March alone, the official military holiday, over 100 people were cruelly and arbitrarily murdered. The situation is also escalating in the border areas. Armed conflicts with armed groups are flaring up again. The country is on the brink of civil war.

Events

Current events from us, other institutions or the community on Myanmar.

We, the association "German Solidarity with Myanmar Democracy e. V.", are a group of people who live predominantly in Germany and who support a free, democratic and inclusive Myanmar.

We support the demands of civil society actors for a free, democratic and self-determined Myanmar. In doing so, we recognise that the domestic political situation in Myanmar is complex and multi-layered. The country's future can only be sustainably shaped from within. Our hopes lie in the realisation of human rights towards peace, federalism and democracy.