As a civil disobedience movement entered its second month, the military rulers added charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
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The regime fired the ambassador, U Kyaw Moe Tun, who called for international help in restoring democracy and gave the three-finger salute of the protest movement.
The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.
The creative classes are providing a mass uprising in the country with an imaginative verve and rebellious spirit that has caught the military generals off guard.
Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader appeared in court via video conference without her lawyer’s knowledge. She faces an additional charge that had not been previously made public.
Tanks rolled in along with soldiers in camouflage in cities across the country as generals moved to crush the protest movement against the Feb. 1 military coup.
Civil society groups say a proposed measure to limit online expression and privacy rights could lead to mass arrests of those who criticize the military government.
Demonstrators in Myanmar have taken to the streets to protest last week’s military coup and to call for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the ousted civilian leader, to be released from house arrest.
Hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities and towns nationwide nearly a week after the military took back power. It has met demonstrations with deadly force in the past.
Dozens of arrests, beatings by mysterious thugs and telecommunication cutoffs are the new reality across the country. But civil disobedience defiantly persists.