We challenge the envoy for Myanmar’s overthrown civilian government and discuss rising rates of femicide with novelist Elif Shafak.
With more than 2,500 people arrested and, according to some estimates, at least 250 killed, the crackdown by Myanmar’s military on pro-democracy protesters is showing no signs of abating. In this episode of UpFront we ask the international envoy for Myanmar’s overthrown civilian government, Dr Sasa – who is in hiding after being charged with treason by the military junta – what is next for Myanmar and whether he would support an armed resistance.
In a special interview, we speak with renowned novelist and women’s rights advocate Elif Shafak about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention at a time when femicide is on the rise.
And in the Reality Check, UpFront producer Ashish Malhotra takes a look at how the United States’ prison industrial complex targets vulnerable populations and what criminal justice alternatives can look like.