The toppled leader, who faced criticism from rights groups for her involvement in the alleged Rohingya genocide, is now under trial by the same generals she defended in The Hague.
Countries and international bodies have condemned Myanmar's conviction of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions.
Defence lawyers argued that Suu Kyi could not be held responsible for statements on her party’s Facebook page, because she was already in detention.
The twin impacts of the pandemic and a military coup could reverse the progress made in the past decade, threatening to affect an entire generation, the United Nations says.
Myanmar’s ruling military has released Ashin Wirathu, a firebrand religious figure, who's been dubbed The Face of Buddhist Terror for his anti-Muslim views.
Human Rights Watch says that the allegations being heard in a special court in the capital, Naypyitaw, are “bogus and politically motivated” with the intention of preventing the deposed leader from running for office again.
Indian authorities are keeping close watch on pro-democracy fighters who fled Myanmar to join around 16,000 refugees, to ensure they do not start training camps in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
New designation means anyone including journalists speaking to lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup can be subjected to charges under counter-terrorism laws.
Two warplanes "launched an air strike and aerial gunfire" followed by rockets from helicopters, says governor of Thailand's Mae Hong Son province, which borders Myanmar's Karen state, marking a second day of assault.
Activists ditch usual Thingyan new year holiday festivities to focus on campaign against the generals who seized power in a coup.
Thursday was only the second time an outside visitor was able to see ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi since she was detained during the coup.
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