Monday, February 1, 2021

Myanmar Military Stages a Coup, Aung San Suu Kyi Detained

 Aung San Suu Kyi, a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and State Counsellor of Myanmar, is among those who have been detained in the region as part of a military coup.


The military, per a Reuters report, made multiple detentions of National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders during early morning raid operations in response to what they call "election fraud." A spokesperson for the NLD party told the news outlet Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and others had been taken by the military.

In the region's most recent election, Suu Kyi's party ultimately won a reported 83 percent of the vote. A pre-written statement, said to be from Suu Kyi and shared to Facebook , saw the leader urging the people of Myanmar to not accept the miltary's takeover and "to respond and wholeheartedly protest" it.

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