In November 2020, the military lost the general election, which ended up in a coup on February 1, 2021. The military denied that there was a coup and keeps denying still today. But, it is a coup when the military takes over by claiming that there was election fraud committed while never have provided hard evidence. It is very clear a coup when the winning party is disbanded and its leader arrested and jailed and followed by a purge of all members, supporters and sympathizers.
The documented developments are from local as well as from international operating sources.
The European Union on Monday imposed a third round of sanctions on Myanmar officials and state companies over the military coup on Feb. 1 that overthrew elected leader Aung Suu Kyi and sent the country tumbling into chaos.
The U.N.’s top human rights body opened its latest session on Monday and was immediately embroiled in a debate over the representation of Myanmar, where a military takeover toppled the civilian government in February.
Lawyers for Myanmar’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said Monday she told them some of the testimony against her was wrong in her trial on criminal charges that could send her to prison and end her political career.
A Myanmar ethnic political group fighting the army in the east has pledged to investigate junta accusations that its forces abducted a group of 47 people and killed 25 of them last month.
The blaze on Tuesday at Kin Ma, a village of about 800 people, left an estimated 200 homes reduced into piles of ash and bricks.
Two elderly civilians died on Tuesday after Myanmar junta troops set a village on fire in Magwe Region’s Pauk Township, according to relatives of the victims and local residents.
Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday on charges that many observers say are an attempt by the junta that deposed her to eliminate her as a political force, erase the country’s democratic gains and cement the military’s power.
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says military government is ‘singularly responsible’ for violence and ‘must be held to account’.