Burma activists in their own words

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In February 2021, the military in Burma attempted a coup d’état. They have been violently trying to take control of the country ever since.

For more than two years, activists from all corners of the country have been resisting a return to military rule. The military has responded with brutal attacks against protestors and deadly assaults against civilians. The junta has killed, wounded and unjustly detained tens of thousands of people. More than one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

Activists in Burma are speaking out and demanding democracy. Hear what eight activists have to say in the videos below.

Salai Za Uk Ling: Chin (Indigenous) human rights activist


Kiri: Karen (Indigenous) drug education activist


Healthcare worker and human rights activist


Tin Tin Nyo: media managing director


Kachin (Indigenous) women’s rights activist


Karen (Indigenous) human rights activist


Naw Eh Ta Mwee Paw: Karen (Indigenous) women rights activist


Mu Angela: Karenni (Indigenous) human rights activist

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