Protesters gathered all over Myanmar again on Sunday, a day after security forces shot dead two people at a demonstration in the country’s second biggest city.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The Foreign Secretary has condemned the shooting of peaceful protesters in Myanmar as “beyond the pale” after local media reported two were killed by riot police.
The UK has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on three generals in Myanmar’s military regime in response to human rights violations.
Demonstrators against Myanmar’s military takeover returned to the streets on Thursday after a night of armed intimidation by security forces in the country’s second biggest city.
Demonstrators in Myanmar gathered in their largest numbers so far to protest the military’s seizure of power, as a UN human rights expert warned that troops being brought to Yangon and elsewhere could signal the prospect for major violence.
The Prime Minister has branded the latest charges against the ousted leader of Myanmar as “fabricated”, as the UK Government repeated calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
Police in Myanmar have filed a new charge against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said, which may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial.
Peaceful demonstrations against Myanmar’s military takeover resumed, following violence against protesters a day earlier by security forces and after internet access was blocked for a second straight night.
Security forces in Myanmar have intensified their crackdown against anti-coup protesters.
Sightings of armoured personnel carriers in Myanmar’s biggest city and leaked orders of an impending internet shutdown raised political tensions, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest the military’s seizure of power.
Vast numbers of people all over Myanmar have flouted orders against demonstrations to march again in protest against the military takeover that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mass street demonstrations in Myanmar have entered a second week with neither protesters nor the military government showing any signs of backing off from confrontations.
The UN’s top human rights body has opened an urgent session to discuss the military coup in Myanmar, with calls for the release of people “arbitrarily detained” — including civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi — and more action by United Nations officials to increase scrutiny of the country.
Myanmar’s coup leader used the country’s Union Day holiday to call on people to work with the military if they want democracy.
The Biden administration in the US has announced that new sanctions against Myanmar will target the country’s top military officials who ordered this month’s coup in the Southeast Asian country.
A growing number of governments are curbing diplomatic ties with Myanmar and increasing economic pressure over the coup that has erased the fragile democratic progress in the long-oppressed nation.
Crowds demonstrating against the military takeover in Myanmar have defied a ban on protests, even after security forces ratcheted up the use of force against them and raided the headquarters of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party.
The leader of the coup in Myanmar has said a new election will be held as promised in a year and that the military will hand over power to the winners.
Enthusiastic crowds of tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday in protest at last week’s coup, demanding a return to civilian government and the release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Thousands of people rallied against the military takeover in Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday and demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, whose elected government was toppled by the army which also imposed an internet blackout.
Hundreds of students and teachers have taken to Myanmar’s streets to demand the military hand power back to elected politicians, as resistance to a coup swelled with demonstrations in several parts of the country, even in the tightly controlled capital.
Myanmar’s new military government has blocked access to Facebook as resistance to Monday’s coup surged with calls for civil disobedience to protest against the ousting of the elected government and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The UK has demanded the immediate release of Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected officials following the military coup.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on international leaders to ensure Myanmar’s coup fails as police levelled their first formal charge against the country’s deposed leader and the new military government blocked access to Facebook.
Police have levelled their first formal charge against Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, members of her party said on Wednesday, giving military authorities who staged a coup a legal reason to detain her at least until the middle of the month.
Myanmar’s new leader has said the military government installed after Monday’s coup plans to investigate alleged fraud in last year’s elections and will prioritise the pandemic and the economy.
Monday’s military coup in which Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under detention has again returned focus to one much discussed side issue: Where exactly did the coup take place?
Scores of people in Myanmar’s largest city honked car horns and banged on pots and pans on Tuesday evening in the first known public resistance to the coup led a day earlier by the country’s military.
Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s Parliament remained confined inside their government housing in the country’s capital on Tuesday, a day after the military staged a coup and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Myanmar ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office following the Prime Minister’s condemnation of the military coup in the South East Asian country.