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World Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi's birthday

08:50  19 june  2021
08:50  19 june  2021 Source:   afp.com

Myanmar military junta charges Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption

  Myanmar military junta charges Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with corruption by the country's military junta, state media reported Thursday, adding to a raft of legal cases against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. © Myanmar Radio and Television/AFP/Getty Images Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in Naypyidaw on May 24 for the first time since the military detained her in a February coup. The new charge follows an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission into several accusations leveled at Suu Kyi.

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi , who remains under house arrest and is due to face court again next week. Suu Kyi ' s elected government was overthrown in a February 1 coup that sparked Flowers tucked into a bun have long been a signature look of Suu Kyi , who turns 76 on Saturday. Many replicated the floral hairstyle and uploaded pictures onto social media across Myanmar on Saturday. Among them was Myanmar Miss Universe beauty queen Thuzar Wint Lwin, who wore red

Ms Suu Kyi has been under detention for much of the past 19 years. Announcing the sanctions, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: "Europe agreed today to step up sanctions and take further targeted measures against the Burmese regime." Speaking after a summit of all 27 EU member states in Brussels, Mr Brown described Aung San Aung San Suu Kyi ' s supporters in Manila made a birthday cake and spelled out the words "not guilty" with hundreds of red roses. Protesters in at least 20 cities - from Geneva to Kuala Lumpur - arranged events to mark her birthday , with calls for her to be set free.

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest and is due to face court again next week.

a group of people in front of a fence: Flowers tucked into a bun have long been a signature look of Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi © JOHN MACDOUGALL Flowers tucked into a bun have long been a signature look of Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi a group of people holding a sign: Suu Kyi's elected government was overthrown in a February 1 coup that sparked mass protests © STR Suu Kyi's elected government was overthrown in a February 1 coup that sparked mass protests

Suu Kyi's elected government was overthrown in a February 1 coup that sparked mass protests and renewed clashes between the military and ethnic rebel armies in border regions.

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with graft charges

  Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with graft charges The Myanmar junta has hit deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption charges over claims she accepted illegal payments of gold and more than half a million dollars in cash, state media reported Thursday. The latest charges relate to allegations by the former Yangon region chief minister that Suu Kyi illegally accepted $600,000 in cash from him along with around 11 kilograms of gold. The Anti-Corruption Commission found evidence that Suu Kyi had committed "corruption using her rank", according to the Global New Light of Myanmar, a state-run newspaper."So she was charged under Anti-Corruption Law section 55.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is 76 today as she spends a 14th birthday in captivity. In 1990, the democratic icon marked her 45th birthday under military detention after the junta refused to recognize the results of the 1990 general election which brought a landslide victory for her National League for Democracy (NLD). She spent 13 more birthdays in isolation under the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) and State Peace and Development Council until her release from house arrest in 2010.

(Reuters) - Myanmar 's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday, appearing unwell as the first witnesses took the stand in cases against her of illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios and breaking coronavirus protocols, her lawyer said. Suu Kyi , 75, faces a slew of charges since being "Daw Aung San Suu Kyi seemed not very well but throughout the hearing she seemed quite interested and paid keen attention," the head of her legal team, Khin Maung Zaw, said in a statement after the day of hearings. Suu Kyi ' s supporters say the charges are politically motivated and designed to end the

Flowers tucked into a bun have long been a signature look of Suu Kyi, who turns 76 on Saturday.

Many replicated the floral hairstyle and uploaded pictures onto social media across Myanmar on Saturday.

Among them was Myanmar Miss Universe beauty queen Thuzar Wint Lwin, who wore red flowers in her hair and wrote: "May our leader be healthy."

In Yangon's north, protesters put up posters on power lines wishing Suu Kyi a happy birthday and expressing solidarity.

"Happy Birthday Mother Suu. We are right behind you," the signs read.

Some marched with black umbrellas and banners that read "freedom from fear" alongside pictures of Suu Kyi.

In the border region of Karen state, some rebel soldiers were photographed holding their guns and yellow, white and purple posies and single flowers tucked behind their ears.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces most serious charge yet

  Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces most serious charge yet Myanmar's former leader is accused of accepting bribes and faces up to 15 years in jail.Ms Suu Kyi is accused of accepting cash and gold in bribes, and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.

portrait of Suu Kyi .[82] Burmese netizens have also ridiculed Min Aung Hlaing' s short stature online,[83] and some pro-democracy netizens have joined the Milk Tea Alliance, an online democratic solidarity movement in Asia.[84]. On 11 February, hundreds of protesters gathered at the Embassy of China in Yangon, based on online rumours that China had brought in telecommunications equipment and IT experts to Myanmar via recent flights.[176] The Chinese embassy published a statement from the China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar which claimed that recent cargo flights had

Myanmar ' s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with more charges Monday, as protesters returned to the streets in a show of defiance following the deadliest day since the military seized power in a coup in early February.


Video: Myanmar protests: UN special envoy updates general assembly (Al Jazeera)

Demonstrators in the south-eastern city of Dawei made a giant pink birthday cake and brought it to their street protest.

The Noble Peace Prize Laureate's international reputation was damaged after she defended Myanmar's military over allegations of genocide against the ethnic minority Rohingya population in troubled Rakhine state in 2017.

- Back in court -

Not all Myanmar flower protest participants were full of praise for Suu Kyi.

"I am involved in this campaign because now she is unfairly detained by the military and her civilian rights... and freedom is denied," a 35-year-old activist told AFP, adding it wasn't personal support.

"After she is free from her detention, she will have to take full responsibility over her silence concerning the suffering of Rohingya and other ethnic groups."

Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi to hear first testimony

  Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi to hear first testimony The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hear its first testimony in a junta court Monday, more than four months after a military coup. Near daily protests have rocked Myanmar since the generals' putsch removed her government in February, ending a 10-year experiment with democracy. The mass uprising has been met with a brutal military crackdown that has killed more than 850 people, according to a local monitoring group. The juntaNear daily protests have rocked Myanmar since the generals' putsch removed her government in February, ending a 10-year experiment with democracy.

Suu Kyi has been accused by the military of various crimes ranging from corruption to smuggling illegal electronic devices into the country. The coup prompted mass protests that have rocked the country for the last two months. The military launched an increasingly brutal crackdown against the protesters , but has so far failed to bring the situation under control. Around 460 people have been killed during the protests , according to figures by the advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Since taking Ms Suu Kyi and her top allies into custody, troops have stepped up arrests of civil servants, doctors and others joining strikes to call on the generals to relinquish power. Crowds defied overnight curfews to mass on the streets as night fell, hours after finishing a seventh straight day of rallies News of more arrests did not stop tens of thousands from returning to the streets of Yangon on Saturday, where columns of traffic ground to a halt and blared their horns for five minutes to mark the birthday of Aung San, Ms Suu Kyi ' s father. The independence hero is revered for freeing the country

The civilian death toll since the coup is estimated to be at least 870 people and close to 5,000 protesters are in detention after being arrested, according to a local monitoring group.

The UN General Assembly on Friday took the rare step of calling on member states to "prevent the flow of arms" into Myanmar, part of a non-binding resolution condemning the military coup in the violence-wracked country.

The resolution -- which did not go so far as to call for a global arms embargo -- also demands that the military "immediately stop all violence against peaceful demonstrators".

It was approved by 119 countries, with 36 abstaining including China, Myanmar's main ally. Only one country, Belarus, voted against it.

Suu Kyi is due back in court next week and has been hit with an eclectic raft of criminal charges, including accepting illegal payments of gold and violating a colonial-era secrecy law.

She went on trial for sedition on Tuesday, but journalists were barred from observing proceedings.

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The UN has condemned Myanmar’s military coup. Will that matter? .
“We cannot live in a world where military coups become a norm,” the UN Secretary-General said.The condemnation comes as UN officials express concern that the nation is on the brink of civil war and as humanitarian conditions worsen for civilians. While significant, though, the vote itself revealed complicated geopolitics that may stymie a more forceful international response to the situation.

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