Suu Kyi faces multiple charges, including incitement and breaking COVID-19 protocols, and could be imprisoned for over a decade.
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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.
The authoritarian excesses of Myanmar’s junta, which now include the death penalty, are enabled by protection from China and Russia.
A model who fled to Thailand after condemning a military coup in her country Myanmar has been barred from returning to Bangkok.
Four pro-democracy campaigners were executed by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw military junta despite international calls for restraint.
During the recent Armed Forces Day parade in Myanmar, the country’s junta leader, Min Aung Hlaing, made threats to democracy activists.
The military junta in Myanmar is still receiving fighters jets and armored vehicles used against civilians since last year’s coup.
Young people are leading protests against military rule in Myanmar. Fearing the military junta, parents are disowning their own children.
On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s army took over the government. One year after, the people marked this date by staying at home.
The Junta of February 1, 2021, has continued to roll-back all freedoms in Myanmar. Press Freedom is particularly under attack.