#Aung San Suu Kyi

1 March.Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Tens of thousands of people have gathered on the streets calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • A young woman was shot in the head and another person is wounded after police fire on crowds on February 9
  • Despite the violence, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the city
  • UN chief Antonio Guterres rebuked the junta's "brutal force"

28 Feburary.Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Over 1,000 individuals have been arbitrarily arrested and detained in the last month in Myanmar. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The United Nations rights office condemned the violence in Myanmar
  • It called on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protesters
  • It said police have detained at least 85 medical professionals and students 

27 Feburary.Myanmar (Burma)
In the biggest city of Myanmar, Yangon police used rubber bullets to disperse a demonstration at Myaynigone junction. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The military coup toppled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1
  • Hundreds of ethnic Mon protesters had gathered to commemorate Mon National Day; the police used rubber bullets to disperse the protesters 
  • Aung San Suu Kyi has not been seen since she was detained 

25 Feburary.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Anti-coup protesters and riot policemen face off in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The ban is applied to the Myanmar military accounts and entities controlled by the armed forces on Instagram and Facebook
  • "Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban": Facebook
  • To disperse the protesters in Myanmar, the security forces have steadily increased the use of force

23 Feburary.Naypyidaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar people living in Japan and supporters march as they hold posters with an image of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • "If we lose, we will become slaves of the military junta for 40 or 50 years," Aung Suu Kyi's lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said
  • Despite several requests, he has still not been given permission to see his client ahead of her March 1 hearing
  • Myanmar's military has promised to hold elections a year later but will hold power over the  political institutions till then 

21 Feburary.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
The security forces in Myanmar have, in recent days, steadily increased violent crackdown upon peaceful protestors following civil disobedience movement. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Tatmadaw True News Information Team was removed for 'repeated violations of community standards' 
  • The social media giant has, in recent years, banned hundreds of army-affiliated pages on its platform
  • A military coup on February 1 deposed the democratically elected leaders, including Aun San Suu Kyi

20 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@StateDeptSpox)

  • America urged Myanmar's junta on Friday to refrain from violence
  • US will lead the efforts against those responsible for the coup, State Department spokesman Price said
  • A rally on February 9 in the capital Naypyidaw turned violence with police firing rubber bullets

19 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India has joined alongside US to raise pressure against Myanmar generals. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @DrSJaishankar)

  • Myanmar's generals came under increased diplomatic pressure over the coup that deposed Aung San Suu Kyi
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasized "upholding of rule of law and the democratic transition" in Myanmar
  • Washington was the first to enact concrete action, announcing targeted sanctions  against Myanmar's generals by cutting $1 bn in funds

18 Feburary.Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
The Army's firing with rubber bullets at railway workers led to one person getting injured. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Army on Wednesday issued arrest warrants against six celebrities in the country through an anti-incitement law
  • The public demonstrations have considerably stalled functioning of the country's government offices
  • The anti-incitement law has repercussions such a two-year long prison sentence

17 Feburary.Myanmar (Burma)
Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the National League for Democracy. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The trial could take six months, said Myanmar elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer
  • Suu Kyi was detained on February 1 after a military coup in the country
  • The lawyer has sought permission to speak to the leader ahead of the next court hearing on March 1