Controversial Amnesty Decision by Myanmar’s Junta

Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that on October 18, 2021, the Myanmar military, which has been ruling the country since the coup d’état in February 2021, announced that more than 5,600 people who were arrested or served warrants as result of anti-coup protests would be granted amnesty. The announcement was broadcast by the state television following a speech from Myanmar’s junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, who ironically emphasized their commitment to peace and democracy in the country.