Myanmar's Suu Kyi detained on remand until February 17: lawyer

Protests Continue In Myanmar As Military Tightens Grip On Country

The military has arrested protesters en masse nightly since demonstrations began.

Fear of arrest did not deter big crowds from returning to streets around the country for a ninth straight day of street protests on Sunday.

The soldiers and police then attacked the protesters with sticks, and police could be seen aiming long guns into the air amid sounds that resembled gunfire.

They shot into the crowd as well as into the homes and shops of people who were watching the attacks from inside, Myanmar Now's reporter on the ground there said. Police also were seen pointing guns toward protesters.

Striking workers who spearheaded the campaign are among at least 400 people to have been detained since the coup, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners monitoring group said.

Images posted on social media showed people injured by what appeared to be rubber bullets. It wasn't clear exactly how many students were rounded up, but estimates put the figure at between 20 and 40.

Despite the deployment of armoured vehicles and soldiers to some major cities at the weekend, protesters have kept up demonstrations to denounce the February 1 takeover and demand the release of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others.

Domestic media showed protestors gathering in the capital, Naypyitaw, many carrying pictures of Suu Kyi with the message, "We want our leader", according to Reuters.

Her detention was due to expire yesterday but her lawyer, Mr Khin Maung Zaw, told the media that a judge at a court in the capital, Naypyitaw, had said she was remanded until tomorrow. Five journalists reporting on the incident were allegedly arrested.

In the Christian stronghold of Kachin state, nuns stood at the entrance of a church compound while holding placards stating "No to dictatorship" and "Listen to the voices of people" while protesters swarmed the streets of Myitkyina, the state's capital city, on February 14.

Myanmar declared martial law in parts of the country, including its two largest cities, as protests continued to draw people to the streets after the military staged a coup.

At the central bank in Yangon, several hundred protestors held up signs calling for colleagues to join the civil disobedience movement, and stating their refusal to accept the coup.

An armoured vehicle and about six trucks carrying soldiers were parked nearby, a witness said.

The Northwest could see a year's worth of snow this weekend
Those cities experienced the first round of the storm Thursday into Friday morning, with Portland getting 1 inch of snow. Freezing rain is increasing across the area, and will turn steadier this morning into this afternoon.

As well as the demonstrations in towns and cities, a civil disobedience movement has brought strikes that are crippling many functions of government. "Free our leader", one sign read.

An emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday called for the new regime to release all "arbitrarily detained" people and for the military to hand power back to Suu Kyi's administration.

Protesters chanted for the release of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday as Myanmar's military sought to quash the unrest by blocking internet access.

The state election commission refuted that contention, saying there is no evidence to support it.

But fresh protests again flared in the city, including near the central bank where troops were deployed.

On Monday morning in Yangon's Sule Pagoda, which has been the epicenter of demonstrations against the coup, the police deployed a dozen trucks with four of them containing water cannons.

The country's new military leadership has so far been unmoved by a torrent of global condemnation.

Other protesters carried signs urging people to boycott businesses linked to the military.

On Sunday, the military published penal code amendments aimed at stifling dissent and residents reported an internet outage after midnight on Sunday which lasted until about 9 am.

"It is very heart-rending", said Thant Zaw Htun, 45, originally from Yangon and now an employee at a recruitment agency, referring to the protests in Myanmar.

In a special session at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the original resolution presented by Britain and the European Union was revised to remove calls to bolster the ability of a United Nations rights expert to scrutinize Myanmar and for restraint from the country's military.

Schraner Burgener spoke to Myanmar's Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Soe Win, on Monday and conveyed Guterres' growing concern at the military's increasing use of force and arrests of political leaders, government officials and others, Haq said.

Related News:

Most liked

ERCOT says power outages may continue through Tuesday to protect electric grid
The storm arrived over a three-day holiday weekend that has seen the most USA air travel since the period around New Year's. At DFW, the temperature was 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius) - 3 degrees (-16 degrees) colder than Moscow.

Snap lockdown due to end soon
Victoria recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all of which are connected to the Holiday Inn outbreak. As a result, whilst the courts at Melbourne Park will be occupied, the stands will not.

More than 15 million in United Kingdom given first dose of coronavirus vaccine
In the last seven days, 4,816 deaths were officially recorded by the government - down 26 percent on the previous week. Hospitalizations and deaths as a result of the virus are also falling.

Harry and Meghan announce they are expecting second child
It is understood the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the royal family in advance of making the news public. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple has said .

7-day COVID-19 average in New York City drops below 4%
NY state was one of the hotspots of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the USA , having registered over 8700 new COVID cases as of 12 February.

After Saturday’s ice, more winter storms line up for D.C. area
However, later tonight the temperature will drop below 32 degrees Farenheight, and there will be a threat of frozen precipitation. TUESDAY: Temperatures will remain below freezing on Tuesday so any ice that accumulates will still be causing problems.

Pharmacies ready to help administer COVID-19 vaccines across Canada, association says
Up to 240 subjects will receive the vaccine, while the rest will receive a control drug. It said other trials had begun but only measuring efficacy in those aged 16 and 17.

Votes by Florida's Scott and Rubio help ensure Trump won't be convicted
Presidents Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999 were acquitted and received unanimous support from their Democratic Party.

Republicans vote to convict Trump in impeachment trial
Seven Republicans joined Democrats in the Senate in voting to convict the former president. Lee said the former president called his phone by mistake, thinking he was calling Sen.

World Health Organization chief cautions against easing restrictions
Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government. China has long said the lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, never possessed the Covid-19 virus.

Magnitude Quake Off East Japan Coast, No Tsunami Alert
Aerial footage broadcast by NHK showed a hillside that collapsed onto a highway in Fukushima region, severing the road. Kato said that some trains in northeastern Japan had stopped running, and that other damage was still being checked.

Italy's 5-Star members vote over Draghi as political crisis nears end
His arrival was greeted with delight by the financial markets, and Italy's borrowing costs dropped to a historic low this week. Mattarella gave Draghi a mandate to form a government last week after outgoing Premier Giuseppe Conte's executive collapsed.

Ways Trump's Lawyers Challenged His Impeachment Charge
Separately, van der Veen at one point complained that the impeachment trial was his "worst experience in Washington". Bernie Sanders after the Vermont lawmaker asked if he believed Trump lied about having won the 2020 USA election.

Mexico becomes first N American country to approve Sputnik V vaccine
That is similar to the two-shot vaccine developed by Britain's Oxford University-AstraZeneca. Last month, Putin ordered a large vaccination campaign to begin in Russian Federation .

Oil climbs after OPEC+ maintains oil output cuts, United States stock draw
The outlook for the economy has improved recently as progress in coronavirus vaccinations, moves by U.S. The OPEC had kept to its quotas in January.