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  • Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 3 more years in prison, totaling 20 years

    Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 3 more years in prison, totaling 20 years

    She, along with former President U Win Myint and former Union Minister of Union Government Office, U Min Thu, was found guilty of electoral fraud, said the information team on Saturday.

    September 4, 2022
  • Myanmar junta sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to jail for electoral fraud

    Myanmar junta sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to jail for electoral fraud

    Zabuthiri Township judge Maung Maung Khin handed down the sentence at a junta-controlled closed court in the Naypyitaw Detention Centre, News Agency, Myanmar Now reported.

    September 2, 2022
  • Suu Kyi could return home after verdicts, says junta chief

    Suu Kyi could return home after verdicts, says junta chief

    Suu Kyi, ousted in a widely condemned military coup last year, was moved to a jail in the capital Naypyitaw in June where she is being held in solitary confinement, the army said.

    August 21, 2022
  • Aung San Suu Kyi given 6 more years in jail for corruption

    Aung San Suu Kyi given 6 more years in jail for corruption

    In April, she was sentenced to five years in jail in the first corruption case, where she was accused of accepting a bribe of $600,000 and gold from a former chief minister of Yangon city.

    August 16, 2022
  • A year on

    A year on

    While it is true that the world has invested in Myanmar’s democratic transition over the past decade, the unbelievably naïve dumping of Ms Suu Kyi as the best bet for the country because she allegedly defended the military action against Rohingya insurgents in Rakhine state (while being critical of excesses by the security forces) has been the international community’s cardinal error.

    February 24, 2022
  • A life behind bars

    A life behind bars

    The sentences are to be served concurrently. She also received a two-year sentence under the Natural Disaster Management Law for allegedly violating coronavirus rules while campaigning. Suu Kyi was convicted last month on two other charges ~ incitement and breaching Covid-19 restrictions ~ and sentenced to four years’ imprisonment. Hours after that sentence was issued, the head of the military-installed government, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, reduced it by half.

    January 12, 2022
  • US demands immediate release of Myanmar’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    US demands immediate release of Myanmar’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    They include charges of corruption, violating COVID-19 pandemic restrictions during the 2020 election campaign.

    January 11, 2022
  • Suu Kyi’s future

    Suu Kyi’s future

    While international condemnation of Ms Suu Kyi's December 6 sentencing this month has been widespread with the United States, United Nations and European Union all calling her conviction politically motivated there is a question as to how long the global community will advocate for her release

    December 23, 2021
  • Eclipse of Democracy

    Eclipse of Democracy

    The plot thickens as the verdict stipulates Suu Kyi will be detained at an undisclosed location. The secrecy is almost incredible. And irreversible will be the eclipse of democracy, unless continued protests by Myanmar’s civil society succeed in showing the military the error of its ways.

    December 8, 2021
  • Obituary of Democracy

    Obituary of Democracy

    At another remove, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the junta’s leader, announced on Sunday that he effectively ruled out any return to democracy before August 2023.

    August 4, 2021
  • Outrage on healthcare

    Outrage on healthcare

    Such heartrending stories abound. The suffering caused by the military’s takeover of a country with a population of 54 million has been relentless.

    July 9, 2021
  • Suu Kyi’s spokesman freed in Myanmar

    Suu Kyi’s spokesman freed in Myanmar

    As the military takeover unfolded, government residences in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon were ringed in by military vehicles, leading to the detention of a majority of senior NLD figures and senior civil servants.

    June 28, 2021
  • UN intervenes

    UN intervenes

    "Time is of the essence. The opportunity to reverse the military takeover is narrowing."

    June 22, 2021
  • Suu Kyi in dock

    Suu Kyi in dock

    The icon of democracy had, it would be pertinent to recall, suffered the predicament since the early 1990s.

    June 17, 2021
  • Neighbourly concern

    Neighbourly concern

    Governments of the North-eastern states bordering Myanmar have expressed sympathy for refugees fleeing military crackdown in that country.

    April 26, 2021
  • Myanmar’s civil strife

    Myanmar’s civil strife

    Suu Kyi was arrested on 1 February when the military grabbed power in a coup. It alleges that a general election last year, which saw Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) win by a landslide, was fraudulent, though there is no evidence to substantiate the charge. Myanmar has been rocked by weeks of protests since the coup.

    April 4, 2021
  • Screws turned

    Screws turned

    A reporter, representing the Associated Press, was arrested while covering anti-junta protests in the biggest city of Yangon. To that can be added the latest form of military repression ~ patients were forced out of a hospital in the west of the country

    March 16, 2021