World Burma. Two new indictments against Aung San Suu Kyi

21:40  01 march  2021
21:40  01 march  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Myanmar's minorities to protest in show of unity against coup

  Myanmar's minorities to protest in show of unity against coup Myanmar's minorities to protest in show of unity against coup(Reuters) - Members of Myanmar ethnic groups will protest on Saturday in a show of opposition to the coup that ousted the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, despite some misgivings about her commitment to their aspirations for autonomy, organisers said.

En résidence surveillée depuis le coup d’État du 1er février, Aung San Suu Kyi, ici en photo d’archives, est réapparue seulement ce lundi 1er mars, en vidéoconférence pour de nouvelles inculpations. © STR, AFP Under house arrest since the coup of February 1, Aung San Suu Kyi, here in file photo, reappeared only on Monday March 1, by videoconference for new charges.

Twenty dead this weekend, two new indictments against Aung San Suu Kyi ... A month after the coup, the Burmese soldiers are raising their voice and the population is not giving up.

Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the Burmese government, was deposed on February 1 by an army coup, the Tatmadaw, and then placed under house arrest. Thousands of Burmese have since demanded, by demonstrating in the streets at the risk of their lives, the return of the democratic transition initiated ten years ago.

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  Myanmar police kill 2 in bloodiest day of anti-coup protests Several anti-coup protesters also seriously wounded as security forces crack down on demonstrators in Mandalay.The deaths on Sunday marked the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of large demonstrations against the February 1 military takeover, which deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The military authorities have responded with increasing force to the protests, deploying troops against peaceful rallies and firing tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets, with isolated incidents of live rounds being used.

While at least twenty demonstrators were killed this weekend, marking a hardening of the repression, the soldiers chose this Monday March 1 to give proof of the life of the Burmese muse ... By making it appear on video to charge him with two new charges.

Infractions which seem anecdotal, but which aim to have her condemned heavily enough so that she cannot return to the political game. His success in the November legislative elections - 82.5% of the seats won by his party, the National League for Democracy, against the military-backed formation - was not supported by the military.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, came to power in 2016 after spending many years in detention, was already prosecuted for illegal importation of walkie-talkies and violation of health restrictions. She is now, according to her lawyers, for violating a telecommunications law and inciting public disturbance. " Motives decried by the international community, which has condemned the coup for a month, without any effect, for the moment, on the Burmese generals.

Resistance to the junta is building up in Burma

 Resistance to the junta is building up in Burma © STRINGER / REUTERS Thousands of demonstrators marched through the main cities of the country (here in Mandalay) on Monday in protest against the coup. Correspondent in Asia Scent of escalation, in Burma, three weeks after the coup. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of major cities on Monday, defying army warnings, to demand respect for the elections and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi .

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The situation, with the start of the use of live ammunition since this weekend, the continuation of mass arrests - at least 1,100 people in a month according to local NGOs - and the strengthening of accusations against the civil power, does not bode well.

Almost continuously in power since the country’s independence in 1948, the military has been the source of bloodshed in the past. In 1988, the repression had claimed nearly 3,000 victims. And in 2007, the army did not hesitate to shoot Buddhist monks even though the number of victims was much lower. The ten-year “parenthesis”, initiated in 2011, towards a more democratic power but still with a very heavy weight for the army, seems to have been too much for the military.

‘He just disappeared': Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer to help Australia free academic .
The Nobel prize winner's lawyer has offered to assist Australian officials in their efforts to free economist Sean Turnell, who hasn't been seen since the military coup more than a month ago.Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age from the capital Naypyidaw, Khin Maung Zaw said he was yet to see Suu Kyi since she was arrested the morning the military seized power in a coup on February 1.

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