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In Burma, the people’s resistance to repression
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In Burma, the people’s resistance to repression

► Where is the dispute in Burma?Despite constant repression, the population is resisting. On February 1, 2021, the military coup in Burma resulted in a massive popular uprising. In response, General Min Aung Hlaing's armed forces organized a powerful work of controlling civilian groups fighting against murderous oppression.« The protest is deprived of means of communication and information. But the Tatmadaw still cannot contain it, and the Burmese are showing great combativeness: young people are ready to offer their lives for their country. », Explains Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, researcher at the Asia Center of Ifri.In large cities like Rangoon or Mandalay, peaceful resistance continues. In particular through strikes, the refusal to teach, to send children back to sch...
Burmese military junta orders dissolution of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party
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Burmese military junta orders dissolution of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party

Burma's Electoral Commission, controlled by the military junta, announced this Friday the dissolution of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by the deposed Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.Thein Soe, director of the government body appointed after the February 1 coup, accused to the LND of "electoral fraud" during the elections of last November and asked the authorities to prosecute their leaders for "treason," reports Myanmar Now.The Burmese Army justifies the coup by alleged electoral fraud in the aforementioned elections, in which Suu Kyi's party was destroyed, as it did in 2015, and which were considered legitimate by international observers. . Disclaimer: If you need t...
Aung San Suu Kyi begins her fourth month in detention and protests in Myanmar do not subside
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Aung San Suu Kyi begins her fourth month in detention and protests in Myanmar do not subside

Under house arrest, isolated from the world and with several accusations behind her, the former Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi This Saturday begins his fourth month of detention since the military coup against his government.Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyers remain unauthorized to see herMilitary kill more than 80 protesters in one day in Myanmar“The military believes they can silence people by killing them”: this is how the brutal repression in Myanmar is livedThe 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who is doing well although she has lost quite a bit of weight, according to her lawyers, has not been seen in public since her arrest on February 1.Sensing what the military was preparing, Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, urged the population to "not accept" the coup. And it was heard. For three months and despit...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers remain unauthorized to see her
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers remain unauthorized to see her

The former leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, imprisoned incommunicado for almost three months, with multiple accusations by the military junta, has not yet been able to meet with her team of lawyers.Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, appeared on Monday by videoconference before a court in the capital, Naipyidó.Military kill more than 80 protesters in one day in Myanmar“The military believes they can silence people by killing them”: this is how the brutal repression in Myanmar is livedMyanmar: Military Junta claims Aung San Suu Kyi violated state secrets lawShe asked to meet with the team in charge of her defense, but the police did not agree to do so until now, saying that they are working on her case "step by step", and the hearing was postponed. in order to on May 10, according to attorney Min Min ...
Myanmar military ruler to attend ASEAN summit in 1st foreign trip
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Myanmar military ruler to attend ASEAN summit in 1st foreign trip

Min Aung Hlaing to take part in a summit attended by leaders of Southeast Asian nations in Indonesia next week.Thailand has announced that the head of Myanmar’s military government, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, will attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Indonesia next week – his first known foreign trip since he seized power in a coup on February 1. Myanmar has been in upheaval since the military removed an elected government led by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Security forces have killed 728 pro-democracy protesters, according to an activist group, in an attempt to crush nationwide anti-coup protests. In the latest violence, security forces shot and killed two protesters in the ruby-mining town of Mogok, a resident told Reuters news agency, while sever...
Myanmar protests continue a day after more than 100 killed
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Myanmar protests continue a day after more than 100 killed

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters in Myanmar returned to the streets Sunday to press their demands for a return to democracy, just a day after security forces killed more than 100 people in the bloodiest day since last month’s military coup.Protests were held in Yangon and Mandalay, the country’s two biggest cities, as well as elsewhere. Some of the demonstrations were again met with police force.At least 114 people were killed Saturday as security forces cracked down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, according to the online news service Myanmar Now. The reported fatalities included several children under 16 years old.Similar tallies of the death toll were issued by other Myanmar media and researchers, far exceeding the previous highest ...
Protests in Myanmar as junta chief marks Armed Forces Day
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Protests in Myanmar as junta chief marks Armed Forces Day

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The head of Myanmar’s junta on Saturday used the occasion of the country’s Armed Forces Day to try to justify the overthrow of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, as protesters marked the holiday by calling for even bigger demonstrations. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing did not directly refer to the nationwide protests that show no signs of stopping. In a nationally televised speech before thousands of soldiers at a massive parade ground at the capital Naypyitaw, he referred only to “terrorism which can be harmful to state tranquility and social security,” and called it unacceptable.People in cities and towns around Myanmar marked the public holiday by again demonstrating against the Feb. 1 coup. In several locations, security forces sought to disperse them force...
EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum
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EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide spectrum of businesses.Human rights advocates applauded the decisions to target those companies and cut them off from dealings with banks and businesses in the United States and United Kingdom. Critics of the military’s Feb. 1 coup, its jailing of Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders, and its killings and imprisonment of thousands of mostly peaceful protesters say more needs to be done to pressure army leaders.They are still urging governments to take action against another powerful empire, the Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise, which does business with major foreign oil companies. WHAT ARE THE COMPANIES INCLUDED IN THESE SANCTIONS?A h...
Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests
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Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of people imprisoned for demonstrating against last month’s coup in Myanmar were released Wednesday, a rare conciliatory gesture by the military that appeared aimed at placating the protest movement.Witnesses outside Insein Prison in Yangon saw busloads of mostly young people, looking happy with some flashing the three-finger gesture of defiance adopted by protesters. State-run TV said a total of 628 were freed.Also Wednesday, Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press who was arrested last month while covering an anti-coup protest, was released.Myanmar’s security forces have cracked down violently on protests against a Feb. 1 coup that reversed a decade of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country and ousted the elected government of Au...