Mental health patients—many of them victims of junta-era repression—suffer in silence due to cultural stigma and a lack of psychological health care.
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The Buddhist nationalist movement known as 969 has spread rapidly throughout Burma but its founder, Sada Ma, insists the movement is one of peace.
Authorities have lifted its campaign restrictions against the NLD, just hours after the opposition party complains of interference
Officials acting on orders of head monk in Burma agree to reopen revered monastery that sheltered hundreds in the September 2007 uprising
Shan National League for Democracy one of three parties who won seats in the 1990 elections now preparing return to politics
Thet Nwe underwent bouts of severe torture and was sent to a psychiatric ward twice during his term in Insein prison before his 13 January release
Ashin Pyinya Thiha given until 19 February to leave his Rangoon monastery after government grows uneasy about his political influence
Burma’s landscape has unequivocally changed, but with a government masquerading as democratic and Western suitors queuing up at the door, the challenges for the pro-democracy movement grow more complex
All 13 jailed reporters for the Democratic Voice of Burma freed as US announces it will appoint an ambassador to Burma
Government grants clemency to 651 political prisoners in unprecedented move, but while optimism is high, some remain cautious
Far-reaching political prisoner amnesty that saw Min Ko Naing and former PM Khin Nyunt among 651 released from Burma’s jails
Activists and opposition have expressed frustration on Tuesday after an order to cut jail terms for all inmates appeared to fall far short of hopes for an amnesty for political detainees.
More than 30 lawyers disbarred on political grounds in Burma must be reinstated, says Asian Legal Resource Centre
UN chief Ban Ki-moon reportedly presses president on release of political prisoners but Thein Sein stands firm in his denial
Prominent student leader transferred from his cell in Kengtung prison to Rangoon in a move that could presage his early release
Top officials say encouraged by progress to date, with US looking to boost microfinance in a bid to spur Burma’s beleaguered economy