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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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 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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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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Poets in Myanmar Are Killed After the Coup

More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected.

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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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‘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 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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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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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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Myanmar Coup Protests Are Growing, Defying Threats and Snipers

A general strike on Monday made clear that the fatal shooting of two protesters over the weekend, and the fear of a further bloody crackdown, would not halt opposition to the return of 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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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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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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Myanmar Needs a New Kind of Democracy

Conflict and economic inequality mean that tens of millions in Myanmar live the most precarious of lives.

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In Myanmar, a Cult of Personality Meets Its Downfall

The party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi won an election landslide in November. But with its singular leader once again in detention, the future of the National League for Democracy is unclear.

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What I Saw During Myanmar’s Coup

It felt like being transported back to the old, isolated country.

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Myanmar’s Army Is Back in Charge. It Never Truly Left.

With the coup, the generals are ripping apart their prized project: a democratic front for a political system that still heavily favored them.

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The Story Behind the Myanmar Coup

Why take over if you’re already in charge?

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In Myanmar Coup, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Ends as Neither Democracy Hero nor Military Foil

The army’s detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi brought an abrupt end to the theory that she might strike a workable balance between civilian and military power.

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Myanmar’s Leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Is Detained Amid Coup

Communications were suspended and flights disrupted as the military took power from an elected government and declared a one-year state of emergency.

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Myanmar’s Coup, Explained

The coup returns the country to full military rule after a short experiment in quasi-democracy. Here is what we know.

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Myanmar Still Loves Aung San Suu Kyi, but Not Why You Think

The explanation is much more paradoxical than just popularity.

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How a Human Rights Angel Lost Her Halo

Ten years after she left house arrest and vowed to fight for justice, Myanmar’s civilian leader has instead become a jailer of critics and an apologist for the slaughter of minorities.

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Myanmar Election Delivers Another Decisive Win for Aung San Suu Kyi

The civilian leader’s reputation overseas has been stained by her defense of a military accused of genocide. But in voting on Sunday, her party easily secured a parliamentary majority.

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Strong Turnout in Myanmar Shows Voters’ Support for Nascent Democracy

Despite defections, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is expected to remain the strongest force in the Parliament. The military, which ruled for 50 years, still controls much of the government.

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