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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in jail: Reports (Al Jazeera)

A court in Myanmar has sentenced the country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail, according to media reports.

A government spokesman told the AFP news agency on Monday that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was found guilty of incitement and of violating COVID-19 rules.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in jail: Reports | Aung San Suu Kyi News | Al Jazeera

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Myanmar security forces ram car into protest in Yangon, deaths feared (Reuters)

Myanmar security forces in a car rammed into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, with at least half a dozen protesters arrested and dozens injured, according to two witnesses at the scene.

Myanmar security forces ram car into protest in Yangon, deaths feared | Reuters

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Climate danger grows in ‘vulnerable’ Myanmar after military coup (Thompson Chau, John Liu, Al Jazeera)

There is increasing concern that Myanmar is at risk of a serious environmental crisis, as the generals who seized power in a coup on February 1 focus on cementing their control and shoring up their position by stepping up lucrative but devastating policies of exploiting the country’s vast natural wealth.

The Global Climate Risk Index puts Myanmar among the countries most at risk from the climate crisis, frequently experiencing devastating floods and landslides as well as drought, exacerbated by decades of uncontrolled deforestation and mining of minerals and gems.

Climate danger grows in ‘vulnerable’ Myanmar after military coup | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera
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Myanmar court delays verdicts in Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial (Andrew Nachemson, Al Jazeera)

A court in Myanmar has delayed the first verdicts in the trial of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi until early December.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been detained since the military seized power in a February 1 coup after her National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a landslide re-election in November 2020.

Myanmar court delays verdicts in Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial | Aung San Suu Kyi News | Al Jazeera

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Rumbles in Rakhine amid strains between Myanmar military, rebels (Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, Al Jazeera)

Since Myanmar’s military staged a coup against Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government on February 1, triggering mass unrest, the formerly restive far-western state of Rakhine has remained relatively peaceful.

But recent skirmishes have raised concern that an informal ceasefire agreed in the long-troubled area in November last year is starting to break down, even as armed rebellion surges in other parts of the country.

Rumbles in Rakhine amid strains between Myanmar military, rebels | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

 

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Myanmar: Totalitarian terror shouldn’t fly on our watch (David Fawcett, The Interpreter)

For many Australians, their first-hand experience with the military is the welcome sight of the Australian Defence Force assisting our community in times of drought, flood and fire. It is unimaginable for most Australians that in 2021, a nation’s military would embark on an overt campaign of widespread oppression, arbitrary arrest and use lethal force in an effort to control their own citizens.

Largely absent from our daily news, this is what is happening to the people of Myanmar, whose crime was to vote overwhelmingly in favour of democracy, at a general election on 15 November 2020

Myanmar: Totalitarian terror shouldn’t fly on our watch | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi face new charges of electoral fraud as date set for verdict (Reuters)

Myanmar’s military authorities on Tuesday announced detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be prosecuted for electoral fraud and abuse of power, preparing new charges as a judge set a date for delivering the first verdict in her trial.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi face new charges of electoral fraud as date set for verdict | Reuters

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US journalist Danny Fenster jailed for 11 years in Myanmar (Al Jazeera)

Danny Fenster, a journalist at Myanmar’s Frontier magazine, has been jailed for 11 years by a court in the military-controlled country.

The 37-year-old was detained at Yangon airport in May, and found guilty on three charges, his employer said in a statement

US journalist Danny Fenster jailed for 11 years in Myanmar | Military News | Al Jazeera

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UN’s ‘deep concern’ at Myanmar fighting between Rakhine rebels and military (Agence France-Presse)

The UN security council has expressed its “deep concern” about unrest in Myanmar and called for an “immediate cessation of violence” as well as efforts to ensure civilians are not harmed.

Reports have emerged of clashes between junta troops and fighters from a major militant group in Rakhine state. The security council warned that “recent developments pose particular serious challenges for the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees and internally displaced persons.”

UN’s ‘deep concern’ at Myanmar fighting between Rakhine rebels and military | Myanmar | The Guardian

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