Burma Human Rights Network stands in firm solidarity with the protesters and organizations behind Burma’s nationwide general strike. The protests on February 22nd are expected to be the largest yet, despite violence over the weekend where security forces shot and killed two protesters. Notably, the 33rd Light Infantry Division, which committed many crimes against the Rohingya, was dispatched against the protesters. The weekend also saw the tragic death of peaceful protester Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing who was on life support for ten days after being shot in the head by security forces. As the protest movement gains momentum, the military’s crackdown is becoming increasingly hostile towards civilians and it is urgent that the international community takes immediate action. The full article is available here.