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Suu Kyi convicted again, Australian economist gets 3 years

Sep. 29, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case Thursday and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating Myanmar’s official secrets act, a legal official said. Suu Kyi...

UN envoy says won't visit Myanmar if she can't see Suu Kyi

Sep. 05, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar declared Monday that she will not visit the Southeast Asia nation again unless its military government allows her to meet with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The envoy, Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, also warned of the...

Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi of vote fraud, adds jail time

Sep. 02, 2022 03:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three years’ imprisonment with labor after finding her guilty of election fraud, adding more jail time to the 17 years she is already serving for other offenses prosecuted by the military government. ...

UN: Myanmar's ruler open to UN visit to Suu Kyi but not now

Aug. 18, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Myanmar’s military-installed government “expressed openness to arranging a meeting at the right time” between U.N. special envoy Noeleen Heyzer and the country’s imprisoned former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the United Nations said Thursday. ...

UN envoy tells Myanmar general: End violence, seek democracy

Aug. 17, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, met Wednesday with the head of its military-installed government and called on him to urgently halt all violence, support a political path back to civilian rule and democracy, and allow the country’s imprisoned former leader...

UN special envoy to Myanmar arrives on inaugural visit

Aug. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — United Nations special envoy Noeleen Heyzer arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday on her first mission to the country since her appointment last year. Her visit follows a call by the U.N. Security Council for an immediate end to all forms of violence there and unimpeded humanitarian access...

Russia's foreign minister makes official visit to Myanmar

Aug. 03, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived Wednesday in Myanmar for an official visit that Moscow said will include discussions with the military government on security and economic issues, the Russian news agency TASS reported. Russia is a major supporter of...

Myanmar leader announces extension of state of emergency

Aug. 01, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Myanmar’s military-installed government on Monday announced the extension of its mandate to rule for another six months in preparation for an election it has said will be held next year. The army seized power on Feb. 1 last year from the elected...

UN court rejects Myanmar claims, will hear Rohingya case

Jul. 22, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the United Nations’ highest court on Friday dismissed preliminary objections by Myanmar to a case alleging the Southeast Asian nation is responsible for genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. The decision establishing the...

Protests in Myanmar mark founder's 75th death anniversary

Jul. 19, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Scattered pro-democracy rallies were held across military-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the assassination of the independence hero and father of the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted in last year’s military takeover. ...