Aung San Suu Kyi
It is ‘constructive disengagement’ that the people of Myanmar are asking for in their struggle to restore their fledgling democracy
The army's seizure of power halted the Southeast Asian nation's move toward democracy that began when Suu Kyi's party took office in 2016 for its first term, after more than five decades of military rule.
Witnesses outside Insein Prison in Yangon on Wednesday saw busloads of mostly young people, looking happy with some flashing the three-finger gesture of defiance.
No privately owned newspapers were published this past week for the first time in eight years, following bans and voluntary suspensions.
There were also reports of injuries from live rounds and rubber bullets.
Myanmar has been roiled by protests, strikes and other acts of civil disobedience since the coup toppled Suu Kyi's government on February 1 just as it was to start its second term.
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Bagan is best known for being one of the country's top tourist attractions, but it has also been the scene of large protest marches against the military's February 1 seizure of power.
Thein Zaw was arrested on Feb 27 while covering a protest against the military coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said 38 people were killed on Wednesday, a figure consistent with other reports.
Hundreds, many wearing construction helmets and carrying makeshift shields, gathered in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon, where a day earlier police had fired repeated rounds of tear gas
On February 1, Myanmar's military overthrew the government and declared a year-long state of emergency hours before the newly-elected parliament was due to convene.
On Monday, the U.S. said it was imposing sanctions against more junta members because of the killings of peaceful protesters by security forces.
NetBlocks also informed that internet services in the country had been blacked out for the past six days.
On Saturday, several users on social media who claimed to be the citizens of Myanmar posted shocking pictures and videos of military repression against the protestors at Yadanarpon Dock in Mandalay
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