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Myanmar coup: A 12 months of protest, reprisals and diplomatic inertia | Navy Information



February 1 marks a 12 months for the reason that navy seized management of Myanmar.

The generals made their transfer on the day the brand new parliament – elected the earlier November – was as a consequence of sit for the primary time and all of the politicians had congregated within the capital Naypyidaw.

They first detained Aung San Suu Kyi, the nation’s elected chief, and senior members of her authorities earlier than asserting their coup.

The transfer prompted widespread anger in a rustic, which had been making a gradual, if typically stuttering shift, in direction of democracy.

Protests emerged inside days, alongside a mass disobedience motion.

The navy has responded with attribute power and almost 1,500 folks have now been killed within the crackdown, based on the Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners, a non-profit that has been monitoring the unrest.

Annoyed with the shortage of progress, some folks have taken up arms, and the Nationwide Unity Authorities, established by elected lawmakers and pro-democracy teams, has arrange the Individuals’s Defence Pressure.

A 12 months for the reason that coup and with little signal of worldwide consensus to revive the civilian authorities, the state of affairs appears more and more precarious.

Here’s a timeline of occasions over the previous 12 months.

February 1

The navy detains 76-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi and different members of the Nationwide League for Democracy, which had been reelected in a landslide election in November 2020.

A state of emergency is asserted and military chief Min Aung Hlaing takes management. Aung San Suu Kyi’s location is unknown.

February 2

First stirrings of protest. Individuals bang pots and pans and honk automotive horns in protest in opposition to the coup.

February 3

Mass civil disobedience is asserted with authorities staff, together with lecturers and medical doctors, strolling off the job.

The police announce the primary fees in opposition to Aung San Suu Kyi – the unlawful use of walkie talkies.

Women in white hold a hand drawn portrait of Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing who was shot in the head by the military during a demonstration in NaypyidawLadies maintain a portrait of Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing. The 20-year-old was shot within the head at a protest in Naypyidaw and died 10 days later [Stringer/Reuters]

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February 6

The generals block Twitter and Instagram adopted by an web shutdown.

February 9

Police are accused of utilizing extreme and deadly power in opposition to protesters in Naypyidaw. Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, 20, is shot within the head and dies 10 days later. The navy bans gatherings in townships throughout 10 areas.

February 12

Tens of hundreds of individuals in Yangon and elsewhere in Myanmar be part of the anti-coup protests, the greatest crowd for the reason that generals’ energy seize after america imposed sanctions on coup chief Min Aung Hlaing and several other different senior generals for his or her roles within the coup.

February 25

Fb and Instagram ban the Myanmar navy and its community of companies from utilizing its platforms due to the lethal violence.

February 26

United Nations ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun requires the “strongest potential motion” in opposition to the navy regime and ends his UN speech with the three-fingered salute adopted by the protesters. A couple of days later, the coup leaders announce he has been fired for “betraying” the nation. The UN maintains Kyaw Moe Tun’s credentials.

March 10

The UN Safety Council unanimously requires a reversal of the navy coup in Myanmar and condemns the navy’s violence in opposition to peaceable protesters.

March 11

The UN Particular Rapporteur on Myanmar says not less than 70 folks have been killed within the navy crackdown and suggests the navy’s violence in opposition to peaceable protesters might quantity to crimes in opposition to humanity.

The nation of Myanmar is being managed by a murderous, unlawful regime,” Thomas Andrews informed the UN Human Rights Council.

March 22

The European Union imposes journey bans and asset freezes on 11 folks linked to the coup, together with Min Aung Hlaing and performing president Myint Swe.

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March 27

Troops kill not less than 160 folks because the navy holds a standard parade to mark Armed Forces Day.

March 28

About 3,000 villagers from japanese Karen State flee into Thailand after the military launches air assaults on territory managed by the Karen Nationwide Union armed group.

April 1

Aung San Suu Kyi is charged with offences below the colonial-era official secrets and techniques legislation.

April 16

Politicians compelled out of workplace by the navy announce they’ve shaped a Nationwide Unity Authorities

April 24

Min Aung Hlaing travels to Jakarta for a summit with Southeast Asian leaders. The armed forces chief indicators a five-point plan to finish the violence and search an answer to the political disaster.

Might 24

Aung San Suu Kyi seems in courtroom for the first time since her authorities was overthrown.

Danny Fenster, 37, the managing editor of the Frontier Myanmar present affairs journal, is detained at Yangon airport as he prepares to fly to Malaysia.

Aung San Suu Kyi sits in court with a female police officer behind her in her first public appearance since the February 1 coupAung San Suu Kyi (far left)with deposed president Win Myint and Myo Aung was not seen till Might 24 when state tv broadcast her look in a navy courtroom. Proceedings have been closed and her legal professionals banned from speaking in regards to the case [MRTV via Reuters]


August 1

Min Aung Hlaing appoints himself prime minister within the navy’s State Administration Council. He repeats a pledge to carry elections by 2023.

August 6

The US fees two Myanmar residents over a plot to injure or kill the nation’s UN ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun.

Aug 18

The loss of life toll because of the safety power crackdowns on protests for the reason that coup reaches 1,000, based on the Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners.

September 6

The navy releases Ashin Wirathu, a nationalist Buddhist monk infamous for his anti-Muslim tirades, after dropping sedition fees introduced by Aung San Suu Kyi’s deposed authorities.

A navy assertion stated all excellent fees in opposition to the person as soon as dubbed by Time journal “The Face of Buddhist Terror” has been dropped.

October 16

In an unprecedented transfer, the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) excludes Min Aung Hlaing from their summit, saying the navy has didn’t make progress on its plan to finish the disaster.

November 15

Fenster is freed and returned to america, three days after being discovered responsible of fees together with incitement, sedition and “terrorism” and being jailed for 11 years.

(How can he be detained in Might above if he’s been jailed for 11 years?)

November 16

Myanmar fees Aung San Suu Kyi and 15 others with “electoral fraud and lawless actions” over the November 2020 elections.

The NLD received the election in a landslide and the Elections Fee stated there was no proof of wrongdoing.

December 6

A closed courtroom finds elected chief Aung San Suu Kyi responsible of fees of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions within the first verdict in a dozen circumstances introduced in opposition to the Nobel Prize winner. She is sentenced to 4 years detention at an undisclosed location, however the sentence is later decreased after state TV pronounces Min Aung Hlaing has given her a “pardon”.

December 24

The UN accuses the navy of killing dozens of civilians in japanese Myanmar after raiding a village on Christmas Eve.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen and Myanmar coup leader Min Aung Hlaing seen on separate screens during a virtual meeting. Hun Sen is wearing a suit and blue tie while Min Aung Hlaing is sitting on a throne-like chair and wearing a traditional outfit in whiteCambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, turned the primary overseas chief to journey to Myanmar when he visited Naypyidaw in January. The journey triggered outrage amongst anti-coup protesters and disquiet inside ASEAN. Hun Sen adopted up with a video name with Min Aung Hlaing simply over two weeks later [Cambodia Government House via Reuters]

January 7

The navy rolls out the purple carpet for Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen as he turns into the primary overseas chief to go to Myanmar.

January 10

Aung San Suu Kyi is given an further 4 years detention after being discovered responsible of fees together with the possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies.

January 14

The navy pronounces 5 extra corruption fees in opposition to Aung San Suu Kyi.




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