As the world moves on, Myanmar confronts a mounting, hidden toll Rebecca Tan and Aung Naing Soe Washington Post September 28, 2022
Thousands have been injured or killed since the military takeover, but the human costs go well beyond that
Mexico named deadliest country for environmental activists Oscar Lopez New York Times September 29, 2022 Access the full report.
A new report from the watchdog group Global Witness found that 54 land rights activists were killed in Mexico last year, the most of any country.
Kyaw Min Yu, Myanmar activist known as Ko Jimmy, executed at 53 Brian Murphy Washington Post July 26, 2022
Phyo Zeya Thaw, Burmese pro-democracy rapper, 41, is executed Hannah Beech New York Times July 27, 2022
Myanmar executes four pro-democracy activists, defying foreign leaders Richard C. Paddock New York Times July 25, 2022
They were the country’s first executions in more than 30 years. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the ousted civilian leader who was detained during last year’s coup, remains in prison.
Australian government drops charges for lawyer who exposed spying on East Timor, but maintains anti-whistleblower laws Oscar Grenfell WSWS.org July 12, 2022
Collaery’s only supposed “crime” was exposing the unlawful actions of the intelligence agencies, as part of Australia’s neo-colonial thuggery in the Pacific.
‘It would force the government to actually prove espionage, not whistleblowing’—interview with Chip Gibbons on why Assange matters Janine Jackson Counterspin July 13, 2022
Human rights coalition presses UN over imprisonment of Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza Brad Dress The Hill May 2, 2022
Vladimir Kara-Murza from jail: Russia will be free. I’ve never been so sure Vladimir Kara-Murza Washington Post April 15, 2022 (Opinion)
Pipeline company targets individual tribal members in court battle for Line 5 Mary Annette Pember Indian Country Today/Truthout May 9, 2022
Steven Donziger walks free after 993 days of ‘completely unjust’ detention Jake Johnson Truthout April 25, 2022
“He should have never been detained for even one day,” said an Amnesty International official, “as it has been clear the whole process against him has been in retaliation for his human rights work that exposed corporate wrongdoings.”