Myanmar Coup: With Aung San Suu Kyi Detained, Military Takes Over Government

Posted on AllSides February 1st, 2021
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Myanmar's military seized control of the country Monday, detaining the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and declaring a state of emergency. The military has claimed election fraud in the November vote, in which many members of its party lost.

The coup ousted Suu Kyi and other members of her National League for Democracy party as the Parliament was poised to convene and form a new government. Instead, the Tatmadaw, Myanmar's military, announced it was taking over the country's government.

The parliament session had originally been scheduled for...

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