US leads condemnation as Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi charged after coup – CNA

The US on Wednesday (Feb 3) called on Myanmar’s military to free Aung San Suu Kyi, as the ousted leader was charged after being detained in a coup, while calls for civil disobedience opposing the putsch gathered pace.

The Southeast Asian nation was plunged back into direct military rule when soldiers arrested key civilian leaders in a series of dawn raids Monday, ending the army’s brief flirtation with democracy.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not been seen in public since, won a huge landslide with her National League for Democracy (NLD) last November, but the military – whose favoured parties received a drubbing – declared the polls fraudulent.

Source: US leads condemnation as Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi charged after coup – CNA