After being found guilty of corruption Friday, Suu Kyi was given a seven-year prison term in addition to her previous sentence of 26 years.
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Suu Kyi Makes First Court Appearance Since Coup
After being jailed by Myanmar’s military, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, faces a slew of charges. She might face a life sentence if found guilty.
Myanmar Protesters Persist Following Deadliest Day
Following the deadliest day so far in protests against a military coup, protesters took to streets in cities and towns across Myanmar Thursday.
Burma Military Coup ‘a Serious Blow’ to Democratic Reforms
Myanmar’s military has seized power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders.
Behind Reporters’ Release, a Face-Saving Strategy for Suu Kyi
Suu Kyi finally decided to pardon for two Myanmar journalists jailed for reporter will be the only way to resolve an issue that has lasted for 18 months.
Myanmar Leader Pardons 9,500 Prisoners but not 2 Reporters
More than 9,500 prisoners released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.
Myanmar Charter Change Unlikely to Change Military Rule
Suu Kyi is unlikely to win any big changes to Myanmar’s military-drafted constitution, despite launching her boldest challenge.
Burmese Human Rights Violations Spike Throughout 2018
The Myanmar government committed grave abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities throughout 2018, Human Rights Watch said.
Reuters’ Myanmar Journalists Lose Appeal
Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar lost their appeal Friday against their conviction and seven-year jail sentences.
New Myanmar Youth Activists Look Beyond Suu Kyi
New Myanmar youth activists look beyond Aung San Suu Kyi as they experience failed democracy, more authoritarianism and a failed government.