China responds to question on Hong Kong election as Western ministers respond
Some may include advertisements from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. On Tuesday, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry, had powerful words when he answered a state-owned China Radio International question. This may include advertisements from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. On Tuesday, Zhao Lijian , a spokesman for China ...
Updated: 12/22/2021
Photjournalist dies in military custody in Myanmar
... downtown Yangon taking photos during a silent strike called by opponents of military rule. It was the biggest nationwide protest in several months, and the streets were virtually empty as people were asked to stay at home and businesses to shut down for six hours. Naing is not the first to die in government custody. There is no clear total but the others reported dead while in custody have been political activists and members of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party. The bodies were found in several cases where they bore marks that suggested the individuals had been tortured, according to human rights activists. The military-installed government has tried to clamp down on the free flow ...
Updated: 12/14/2021
Myanmar ousted leader Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison
... who knows of the case, has been confirmed by a source with direct knowledge of the case. The source said they are concerned for Suu Kyi's safety. When asked what is going to happen to the country's democracy movement, they said they were hoping for the ... ... half a century of direct rule. That ended in February when the military detained Suu Kyi and other officials in the National League for Democracy party after a November 2020 election that saw the military lose seats.
Updated: 12/06/2021
The woman who fought for democracy for decades
... Osaka Ch Reutersasse P Reuters so overthrew her elected government in a coup that cut short democratic reforms she had fought for decades to bring about. REUTERS Jorge Silva File Photo Dec 6 Reuters -- Put on trial by the generals who overthrew her elected ... ... election victory in November unnerved the military -- and it seized power on February 1, accusing voter fraud by her National League for Democracy party despite the rejection of the army's claims by the election commission and monitors. The first criminal ...
Updated: 12/06/2021
Myanmar junta jails ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for 4 years
Aung San Suu Kyi was jailed for four years for incitement and breaking a natural disasters law, according to reports, the first sentence handed down to Myanmar ... ... risen since February, as a clear attempt to remove her as a political threat, according to analysts. Her party the National League for Democracy won a thumping victory in the election last year, but the military refused to accept the result. The leader,...
Updated: 12/06/2021
Myanmar court to rule on first verdict in cases against Suu Kyi
... is due to deliver the first verdicts on Tuesday in nearly a dozen cases against the former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on trial for crimes that carry combined maximum jail sentences of more than 100 years REUTERS Bria Webb Nov 30 Reuters -- A court in ... ... respectively. Facing the same fate if found guilty is co-defendant Win Myint , the ousted president and Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy NLD party ally. Neither the junta nor state media have provided any information about the proceedings and ...
Updated: 11/29/2021
Aung San Suu Kyi charged with election fraud, lawless actions
... Military-controlled media reported on Tuesday that the Union Election Commission had indictred 16 people, including Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint , in relation to alleged fraud during the 2020 general election. Aung San Suu Kyi 's party, National League for Democracy NLD won the vote by a landslide a result the military refuses to accept. The military, which took power on 1 February, has tried to justify the coup by claiming, without evidence, major election rigging. The Asian Network for Free Elections,...
Updated: 11/16/2021
Journalist Danny Fenster released from prison in Myanmar
... emotional reunion with his family on Tuesday after more than five months in a Myanmar prison cell, and he pledged to keep working for others still in the country. Window, 37, still wearing a red wool hat he said was given by a fellow inmate, said at New York's ... ... which were shot by security forces. The junta said it was acted because of complaints of fraud by Aung San Suu Kyi 's National League for Democracy party, which won an election last year in a landslide, but was ignored by the election commission. The coup ...
Updated: 11/16/2021
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