#MyanmarEmergency

.Myanmar (Burma)
Protestors demanding the release of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi (PTI/AFP Photo)

  • Suu Kyi has been charged with violating a colonial-era secracy law and accepting illegal payment 
  • The court will heart testimony from witnesses claiming she broke COVID-19 restrictions, on Tuesday 
  • If convicted of all charges, Suu Kyi, 75, faces more than a decade in jail

.Burma, Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with fresh corruption charges. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Aung Suu Kyi is accused of corruption using her rank
  • She was charged Anti-Corruption Law section 55
  • Kyi, the elected leader of Mynamar was ousted and detained in February

.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Military ousted civilian leader Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in February
  • Armed forces have waged almost constant war against insurgent groups since 1948
  • Over 100 people have lost their lives after the coup, protesting against the military regime

.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Aung San Suu Kyi is the State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • According to her lawyer, Aung Suu Kyi is "healthy and fully confident"
  • Myanmar has been in an uproar since the coup of February 1 
  • Junta threatened to dissolve Suu Kyi's party over alleged voted fraud 

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

  • The most serious charge against Suu Kyi is that she violated colonial-era Official Secrets Act
  • Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since she was taken under house arrest on February 1
  • She is expected to appear in person in court Monday

.Vatican City
Pope Francis celebrated mass in honour of conflict-ridden Myanmar on Sunday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • In his Sunday's mass, Pope Francis repeated his calls for peace and an end to violence in Myanmar
  • He visited Myanmar in November 2017, marking the first papal visit to a Buddhist-majority nation
  • The country has been in chaos since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a February 1 coup

.Tokyo, Japan
Win Htet Oo, a Myanmar swimmer has abandoned his dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympics in protest at the junta ruling his homeland. (AFP Photo)

  • Win Htet Oo said he was no longer interested in going to Tokyo
  • "I shall not march in the Parade of Nations under a flag steeped in my people's blood," Win Htet Oo said
  • Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a February 1 coup

.Naypyidaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Demonstrators flash the three-fingered symbol of resistance during an anti-coup mask strike in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Myanmar grants an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark its traditional Buddhist New Year holiday
  • The anti-coup activists have used the holiday as an opportunity to protest the growing death toll and mass arrests
  • It remains unclear whether anti-junta protesters or journalists jailed covering the coup will be among those freed

.Kachin, Myanmar (Burma)
Military airstrikes against ethnic Karen guerrillas in their homeland have displaced thousands and sent civilians fleeing into neighbouring Thailand. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The military's lethal crackdown on protesters in large central cities has received much of the attention
  • The military launched deadly airstrikes against ethnic Karen guerrillas in their homeland
  • Several of the rebel armies have threatened to join forces if the killing of civilians doesn't stop

.Naypyidaw, Myanmar (Burma)
A banner supporting the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is pictured on a street in Yangon on February 1, 2021, as Myanmar's military detained the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's president in a coup. (AFP Photo)

  • The two people were put under house arrest after in March
  • They were trying to leave Myanmar
  • The couple ran a bespoke consultancy business in Yangon