Aung San Suu Kyi Trial in Myanmar Nears End

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has faced a series of charges since being detained in a coup in early 2021. Her trials came to an end on Friday, capping months of legal proceedings.

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Young Journalists Fight to Keep Free Press Alive in Myanmar

The Southeast Asian nation has seen a relentless crackdown on free expression, with a small literary magazine emerging as one of the few remaining independent media outlets.

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Australian Economic Adviser Sentenced to Three Years in Myanmar

Sean Turnell, arrested five days after the military seized power in a coup, has been convicted by the junta of violating the country’s official secrets act.

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Myanmar Military Executes Four Pro-Democracy Activists

They were the country’s first executions in more than 30 years. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the ousted civilian leader who was detained during last year’s coup, remains in prison.

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Biden Should Cut Off the Gas Revenues That Fund Myanmar’s Junta

He should cut off the gas revenues that fund Myanmar’s junta.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Myanmar Ahead of Biden Summit

The elected civilian leader, who was detained in a military coup last year, was sentenced to five years in prison in a corruption trial that was closed to the public.

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Myanmar Junta Holding 10,000 Political Prisoners

Most are held in deplorable conditions and face certain conviction at trial. Rights groups say the Southeast Asian nation now has the worst human rights conditions in the region.

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Myanmar’s Military Committed Genocide Against Rohingya, U.S. Says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the official designation. More than 9,000 people were killed in the violence.

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U.S. to Declare That Myanmar’s Military Committed Genocide

The Biden administration had been weighing the legal designation for the bloody campaign against members of the Rohingya, a minority ethnic group.

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Myanmar Is Mired in Conflict and Chaos a Year After a Coup

Daily protests, once loud and colorful, have been replaced by an eerie quiet. To mark the anniversary of the military takeover, protest leaders have called for a “silent strike.”

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gets 4 Years on Walkie-Talkie and Covid Charges

Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader was convicted on three more counts, which her defenders said were politically motivated.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Falls, but Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes Move On

The ousted civilian leader faces years in custody after being sentenced on the first of several charges. In her absence, a new generation of younger, more progressive politicians is emerging.

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Fatalities Reported After Military Truck Rams Protesters in Myanmar

Witnesses said soldiers also fired into the crowd and kicked wounded demonstrators, the latest in a series of confrontations in which the military’s behavior has infuriated citizens.

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Veteran U.S. Diplomat Comes Under Criticism for a Trip to Myanmar

Bill Richardson, a former ambassador to the U.N., said that he had held “productive” talks with the general who led the February coup. Rights activists said he gave the junta an air of legitimacy.

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Defend Herself in Myanmar ‘Show Trial’

The United Nations has described the charges against the former leader as politically motivated. If convicted, she could face a maximum of 102 years in prison.

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Myanmar Announces Amnesty for Thousands of Anti-Coup Protesters

The junta, which seized power in February, said it was releasing the prisoners to mark the Lighting Festival, a three-day holiday that begins Tuesday.

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Confident in Its Impunity, the Myanmar Junta Ignores Diplomacy

The generals who seized power five months ago have shown no inclination to heed international pleas to reverse themselves, even as Myanmar slides into a failed state.

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U.N. General Assembly Demands Myanmar Junta End Coup and Stop the Killings

A resolution adopted Friday by the General Assembly is the most widespread condemnation yet of the Feb. 1 coup, a sharp diplomatic slap that contradicted the junta’s claim it has not been isolated.

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The Real Kingmakers of Myanmar

Only the ethnic armed groups can break the stalemate between the military and the democratic opposition.

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Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Court Appearance Since Coup

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, is facing a raft of charges after being detained by Myanmar’s military. If she is found guilty, she could be imprisoned for the rest of her life.

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Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’

Police are now stopping random people on the streets. A group of secret informers has reappeared. The killings continue, but so does the resistance.

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‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup

Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.

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How Generals Plot Together, in Myanmar and Thailand

An unholy alliance between the two military governments will delay a return to democracy in both countries.

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Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

After Myanmar’s military seized power, its ambassador to Britain had called for the release of political leaders who were detained in the coup.

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Myanmar’s Ambassador to the U.K. Was Locked Out of London Embassy

After Myanmar’s military seized power, its ambassador to Britain had called for the release of political leaders who were detained in the coup.

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A Military That Murders Its Own People

Following a coup in Myanmar, security forces have cracked down brutally on civilians. We ask why soldiers have so readily turned against the population.

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Myanmar’s Bloodshed Reveals a World That Has Changed, and Hasn’t

How the country became primed for a sort of violence, and a sort of dictatorship, that had grown rare.

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Myanmar Coup and Protests Explained

Demonstrations and a deadly crackdown have roiled the nation since a Feb. 1 coup brought back full military rule following years of quasi-democracy.

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Beaten, Cuffed, Hauled Away: When Myanmar’s Military Comes Knocking

Security forces have responded to protests with increasing ruthlessness, shooting people in the streets, raiding homes and arbitrarily carrying out beatings and arrests.

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Myanmar Protesters Answer Military’s Bullets With an Economic Shutdown

From hospitals, railways and dockyards to schools, shops and trading houses, the country is at a standstill. Strikers hope their actions will force the army to return power after its coup on Feb. 1.

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Latest Claim in the Effort Against Aung San Suu Kyi: A Bag of Cash

The Myanmar military’s latest accusations against the ousted civilian leader suggest a monthslong campaign to neutralize the country’s most popular politician.

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A Small Town and a Spray of Bullets in Myanmar

Police officers shot into a cluster of unarmed civilians in a tiny town on Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 20.

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U.N. Says 38 Killed in Myanmar in ‘Bloodiest Day’ Since Coup Began

As the military’s crackdown against demonstrators grows more deadly, the U.N.’s special representative for the country said the junta had rejected her requests to visit.

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Myanmar Coup Protests: Resistance, a Crackdown and New Charges

As a civil disobedience movement entered its second month, the military rulers added charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Myanmar Military Fires U.N. Envoy Who Spoke Against Its Coup

The regime fired the ambassador, U Kyaw Moe Tun, who called for international help in restoring democracy and gave the three-finger salute of the protest movement.

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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup

The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.

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How the Military Behind Myanmar’s Coup Took the Country Offline

As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.

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Support the Resistance in Myanmar

The world must get behind Burmese protesters fighting against military rule.

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Where Do the Rohingya Go After the Coup in Myanmar?

In the countrywide protests against the coup, nobody is talking about the future of the persecuted Rohingya minority.

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In Myanmar Coup, Paint, Poems and Protest Art Equals Defiance

The creative classes are providing a mass uprising in the country with an imaginative verve and rebellious spirit that has caught the military generals off guard.

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Trial for Aung San Suu Kyi Begins in Secret

Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader appeared in court via video conference without her lawyer’s knowledge. She faces an additional charge that had not been previously made public.

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Is Democracy in Myanmar Dead?

No. But the deposed government and its backers urgently need a concrete plan to foil the military’s divide-and-conquer strategy.

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Military Imposes Full Grip on Myanmar in Overnight Crackdown

Armored vehicles rolled in along with soldiers in camouflage in cities across the country as generals moved to crush the protest movement against the Feb. 1 military coup.

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Myanmar May Target Free Speech in Bid to Stop Anti-Coup Protests

Civil society groups say a proposed measure to limit online expression and privacy rights could lead to mass arrests of those who criticize the military government.

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Biden Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Generals Involved in Coup

It was the first concrete step the U.S. government has taken since President Biden demanded that the generals restore democracy and release Myanmar’s civilian leader.

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Illegal Walkie-Talkies and Other ‘Crimes’ in Authoritarian Societies

The most obscure or innocuous-sounding offenses can take on new meaning in justice systems used by autocrats for their own ends.

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Protesters Rally Across Myanmar, Defying Coup and Risking Crackdown

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities and towns nationwide nearly a week after the military took back power. It has met demonstrations with deadly force in the past.

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To Fight or Hide: Fear Grips Myanmar With Military Back in Charge

Dozens of arrests, beatings by mysterious thugs and telecommunication cutoffs are the new reality across the country. But civil disobedience defiantly persists.

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In Geopolitical Struggle Over Myanmar, China Has an Edge

As the United States and other nations denounce the coup, China has a chance to build up its influence. But Myanmar’s generals are difficult partners.

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