Myanmar charges Suu Kyi, giving legal basis to detain her

first_imgYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Allies of Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, say she has been charged with a crime. The move gives the new military government grounds to continue her detention as it announced plans to investigate the recent election her party won by a landslide. At a government compound where other lawmakers had been confined since Monday, lines of cars, with the lawmakers inside, were seen leaving on Wednesday afternoon. Amid calls for nonviolent resistance to the coup, residents in Yangon honked horns and made loud noises after nightfall, and medical workers have declared they won’t work for the new military government.last_img

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