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Myanmar junta court convicts Suu Kyi of corruption, sentences her to five years in prison
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Myanmar junta court convicts Suu Kyi of corruption, sentences her to five years in prison

Since a military coup deposed her government in February last year, plunging the country into upheaval, Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of criminal cases that could see her jailed for decades

UN urges end to violence in Myanmar as junta crackdown continues
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UN urges end to violence in Myanmar as junta crackdown continues

According to a local monitoring group, security forces have killed over 1,500 people since the military seized power on 1 February, 2021

Peace eludes Myanmar a year after military coup as junta's crackdown continues
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Peace eludes Myanmar a year after military coup as junta's crackdown continues

Military’s use of force to hold on to power has escalated conflict with its civilian opponents, to the point that some experts describe the country as being in a state of civil war

Aung San Suu Kyi's conviction not end of road for Myanmar's democratic movement
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Aung San Suu Kyi's conviction not end of road for Myanmar's democratic movement

A younger generation that came of age as the military began loosening its grip on politics and the economy and has tasted some freedoms is well positioned to carry on the struggle

Myanmar's conviction of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi matter of deep concern, says MEA
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Myanmar's conviction of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi matter of deep concern, says MEA

The remarks from the Ministry of External Affairs came after a Myanmar court sentenced ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison for 'inciting dissent' against the military and breaching COVID rules in the country

Aung San Suu Kyi's jail sentence halved to two years by Myanmar junta chief
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Aung San Suu Kyi's jail sentence halved to two years by Myanmar junta chief

The ousted leader has been detained since the generals staged a coup and ousted her government on 1 February, ending the Southeast Asian country's brief period of democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi charged with election fraud: What's happened in Myanmar since junta coup
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Aung San Suu Kyi charged with election fraud: What's happened in Myanmar since junta coup

Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing said fresh elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial timeline given when it seized power

ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet
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ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet

Myanmar’s refusal to let a special envoy meet ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi prompted the group to exclude junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from this week's summit

Myanmar: 25 anti-junta fighters and civilians killed during clashes with army in Depayin
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Myanmar: 25 anti-junta fighters and civilians killed during clashes with army in Depayin

Residents told AFP that military trucks entered their area and opened fire on a village near the jungle hoping to flush out members of the local defence force

In post-coup Myanmar, protesters form and break relationships alongside gunfire and internet blackouts
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In post-coup Myanmar, protesters form and break relationships alongside gunfire and internet blackouts

Among protesters who came of age during Myanmar's flirtation with the parliamentary rule, "Taw Lan Yay Puu Sar" — "Revolution Love" in Burmese — is thriving alongside the anger and despair, making and breaking relationships.

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on Myanmar over lack of 'constructive' approach
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India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on Myanmar over lack of 'constructive' approach

The resolution, which called for the restoration of Myanmar's democracy, was voted 'yes' by 119 countries. Belarus voted 'no' and India, with 35 others including China and Russia, abstained

In Myanmar, poets defy military's brutal war on words through pro-democracy verse
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In Myanmar, poets defy military's brutal war on words through pro-democracy verse

Poetry also played a prominent role in Burma's struggle for independence against colonial power Britain and the decades of military rule that followed, when scores of writers were locked up as political prisoners.

Six rebels killed by Myanmar military, say anti-junta defence force; US, UK condemn ‘illegal’ attacks
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Six rebels killed by Myanmar military, say anti-junta defence force; US, UK condemn ‘illegal’ attacks

At least 796 people have been killed by security forces since the 1 February coup while nearly 4,000 people are behind bars, according to a local monitoring group

Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo ditches Olympic dream to protest junta violence
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Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo ditches Olympic dream to protest junta violence

Win Htet Oo is one of Myanmar's top swimmers but in early April, the 26-year-old said he was no longer interested in going to Tokyo.

In Manipur's Moreh town, surging number of refugees from Myanmar poses humanitarian crisis
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In Manipur's Moreh town, surging number of refugees from Myanmar poses humanitarian crisis

Although the state government has issued directives against the setting up refugee camps, local communities are clandestinely providing shelter to refugees

Myanmar coup: Civil servants, policemen taking refuge in Mizoram say ready to return and stand with 'our people'
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Myanmar coup: Civil servants, policemen taking refuge in Mizoram say ready to return and stand with 'our people'

The early arrivals have been in Mizoram for more than a month. Their life subsisting thanks to the contributions of well-wishers and their hosts

Myanmar protests: Civilian toll climbs past 700 as junta continues brutal crackdown on dissent
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Myanmar protests: Civilian toll climbs past 700 as junta continues brutal crackdown on dissent

Myawaddy Bank's biggest branch in Mandalay was targeted on Sunday morning and a security guard was injured in the explosion, according to local media

Myanmar youth battle internet shutdown with Molotov, an explosive underground newsletter
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Myanmar youth battle internet shutdown with Molotov, an explosive underground newsletter

Thirty-year-old Lynn Thant, not his real name, started the underground newsletter and gave it the edgy name Molotov to appeal to young people.

Myanmar coup: At UN, India calls for release of detained leaders, urges military to exercise 'maximum restraint'
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Myanmar coup: At UN, India calls for release of detained leaders, urges military to exercise 'maximum restraint'

India's TS Tirumurti said that the situation should be resolved peacefully, and urged world leaders to carry out 'greater engagement' with the ruling regime

Myanmar coup: Rising numbers of refugees, spiralling violence present major humanitarian crisis for India
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Myanmar coup: Rising numbers of refugees, spiralling violence present major humanitarian crisis for India

The Myanmar's military's ruthless crackdown after its coup has left more than 500 people dead, according to a local monitoring group, triggering international outrage