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Aung San Suu Kyi moved from house arrest to solitary confinement in prison

  • Nobel laureate and former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, has been transferred from house arrest to solitary confinement in a Nay Pyi Taw prison.
  • The deposed civilian leader was first arrested when a military coup led by Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing overthrew the government on February 1, 2021, claiming a rigged election.
  • Suu Kyi has been charged with at least 20 criminal offenses, totaling 11 years of jail time. It is unclear how long she will remain in solitary confinement.
  • As the daughter of assassinated independence leader General Aung San and a global icon of democracy, Suu Kyi remains popular in both her country and others around the world.
  • Human rights groups continue to monitor the situation in Myanmar as it falls once again into the hands of authoritarianism with the deposition of their elected officials.

Nobel laureate and former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, has been transferred from house arrest to solitary confinement in a Nay Pyi Taw prison.

A BBC Burmese source reported that the leader was moved from house arrest to a prison in the capital of Nay Pyi Taw (also spelled Naypyidaw) on Wednesday. 

Father Posts Heartbreaking Photo of Dead Son to Highlight Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

A photo of Zafor Alam’s dead 16-month-old son lying face down in the dirt after attempting to escape Myanmar has gone viral in an effort to raise awareness around the Rohingya refugee crisis.

The Rohingya people claimed they have been persecuted by the Myanmar military and many leaving the country have recounted everything from rape, murder and arson by security forces, according to the Daily Mail.