Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

Protests against the the Feb.1 coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi continued Thursday despite the killing of 11 people by security forces a day earlier.

published on : 8th April 2021

Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests

Witnesses outside Insein Prison in Yangon on Wednesday saw busloads of mostly young people, looking happy with some flashing the three-finger gesture of defiance adopted by the protest movement.

published on : 24th March 2021

Myanmar protests: Junta crackdown on anti-coup dissent triggers exodus from Yangon

Some of those areas have become battle zones, with protesters firing sling shots and throwing petrol bombs at security forces who have fired live rounds.

published on : 19th March 2021

Myanmar security forces cordon 200 peaceful protesters

The country has been in turmoil since a February 1 coup ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and triggered mass protests against the new military junta.

published on : 8th March 2021

Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

Myanmar has seen weeks of mass protests demanding the military release civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained in a February 1 coup. 

published on : 2nd March 2021

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces two new criminal charges

The deposed civilian leader is accused of a violation of communications laws as well as intent to incite public unrest, her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said.

published on : 1st March 2021

Myanmar's UN envoy Kyaw Moe Tun dramatically opposes coup in his country

Even the new US ambassador to UN Linda Thomas Greenfield said that the United States 'stands in solidarity' with the people of Myanmar who are in the streets protesting the coup.

published on : 27th February 2021

Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

There were arrests in Yangon and Mandalay, the two biggest cities where demonstrators have been hitting the streets daily to peacefully demand the restoration of the government.

published on : 27th February 2021

Facebook bans Myanmar junta from its platforms weeks after coup

On February 1, Myanmar's military overthrew the government and declared a year-long state of emergency hours before the newly-elected parliament was due to convene.

published on : 25th February 2021

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

Photos and videos on social media showed the attacks and injured people in downtown Yangon as police stood by without intervening.

published on : 25th February 2021

Experts fear fresh wave of political prisoners in Myanmar

After over 120 years of British colonial rule, Myanmar, then called Burma, became an independent republic in 1948.

published on : 24th February 2021

UN chief Antonio Guterres demands immediate halt to Myanmar 'repression' 

Saturday marked the deadliest day since the February 1 coup, with two people killed after security forces fired on a rally in Mandalay and a third man shot dead in Yangon.

published on : 22nd February 2021

'COVID-19 violation': Myanmar police file new charge against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi, who was ousted in a military coup on February 1, has already been charged with possessing walkie-talkies that were imported without being registered.

published on : 16th February 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi's detention extended till Feb 17 as protests against military continue in Myanmar

Despite military repression, widespread protests continue across Myanmar, including Yangon and other key cities.

published on : 16th February 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi detention extended as protests continue in Myanmar

Suu Kyi's extended detention is likely to further inflame tensions between the military, which seized power a February 1 coup, and the protesters who have taken to the streets.

published on : 15th February 2021
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