A junta court ruled the ousted State Counselor, her adviser Sean Turnell and three others violated the Official Secrets Act. Turnell still faces an immigration charge.
To mark the 34th anniversary of the founding of the NLD, The Irrawaddy revisits a commentary from June last year on why the junta will never defeat the party.
Also this week, Russian ties get cozier and the regime leader remains deliberately vague on the future of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Min Aung Hlaing’s coup and its aftermath remind us that power in Myanmar has always been exercised as a personal prerogative of leadership, whether military or civilian.
Since being moved to solitary confinement in June the formerly healthy State Counselor has developed heart and skin problems and her nutrition is poor, sources say.
Ko Htein Lin, the youngest son of Myanmar’s ousted leader, created a wooden relief carving to be raffled off with the proceeds going to people suffering under military rule.
The ruling in an election fraud case widely dismissed as politically motivated takes her total sentence to 20 years; President U Win Myint also received a jail term.
As coup leader Min Aung Hlaing plots to become president and consolidate military rule, he has turned to his mentor Than Shwe for advice.
A court agreed to a request from the detained elected leader’s estranged brother to auction off the home, in another step by Min Aung Hlaing to erase her legacy.
Also this week, the coup leader offered another bizarre economic prediction, and the junta bristled as the world marked five years since the Rohingya exodus from Rakhine.
The wooden relief carving by Kim Aris will be raffled off; over $100,000 was raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.
U Khin Yi, a key aide of junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, was rewarded for his part in the military takeover.
The lakeside villa in Yangon has been the source of a family dispute between the ousted State Counselor and her estranged elder brother.
Monday marks two months in solitary confinement for Myanmar’s elected leader, known for her stoicism and resilience.
The National Unity Government said that UN envoy Noeleen Heyzer has become an instrument for junta propaganda.