Myanmar protests in pictures: Aung San Suu Kyi slapped with new charge even as demonstrations intensify

Buddhist monks joined the protests against Myanmar’s military regime

New charge has been filed against ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a bid to keep her in custody for as long as possible. Police in Myanmar filed Natural Disaster Management Law against Nobel prize winner for violating coronavirus restriction. Also Read: Myanmar protests: Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention extended by two days, police fire rubber bullets in Mandalay

The new charge carries a maximum punishment of three years in prison. But owing to changes made in the law by Junta, Aung San Suu Kyi could be detained indefinitely without court permission. Also Read: Myanmar protests in pictures: Junta introduces draconian law requiring mandatory overnight guest registration

Myanmar’s former President Win Myint also confronted charges under the same Natural Disaster Management law for having public meetings amidst the pandemic. Also Read: Myanmar protests: Night-time arrest of junta critics angers people as anti-coup rallies enter 8th straight day (Images/Videos)

Meanwhile, demonstrators in Myanmar have continued to gather across the country to fight the military after it illegally grabbed power. The military said that Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy, won the elections due to widespread voter fraud. Also Read: Myanmar coup in pictures: Armed policemen fire rubber bullets and arrest students in Mawlamyine ahead of UN Human Rights special session

According to several media reports, Aung San Suu Kyi is being kept under house arrest in Naypyitaw, the capital and third-largest city of Myanmar. Myanmar’s military spokesperson said that she’s staying at her house and is being provided ample security. Also Read: Myanmar coup: Protest spreads to Japan and Philippines even as concerns grow over country’s cybersecurity bill (pictures)

Earlier on Monday, protesters faced policemen who carried guns, slingshots and sticks. In the city of Mandalay police also fired rubber bullets and injured a few protesters. Also Read: Myanmar edges closer to Putin’s Russia to avoid frenemy China

The U.S. last week announced that he would sanction the leaders involved in the coup. Also Read: Myanmar coup in pictures: Protest continues even as US president announces sanctions against military leaders

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