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Burmese Military Dissolves Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party

HeadlineMar 29, 2023

In Burma, the ruling military junta dissolved 40 political parties, including Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party. NLD and others did not meet a registration deadline for the yet-to-be-scheduled election, which most civilian parties deem illegitimate. Seventy-seven-year-old Suu Kyi was deposed and arrested in the February 2021 military coup and is now serving prison sentences totaling 33 years. The U.N. reports the humanitarian and human rights crises in Burma are continuing to deteriorate, with mass arrests, torture of prisoners, the killing of civilians, and media repression.

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