Myanmar’s military has warned that protesters against the implementation of military rule could face up to 20 years in prison.
It also warned that those who spread anti-military rhetoric could face long prison terms and fines.
A statement from the military’s website on Monday said:
The law has been amended to provide for up to 20 years in prison for the offense of preventing security forces from working.
In addition, those who spread fear and tension among the public could face up to 3 years to 7 years in prison.
The report states that the law has been amended to provide for longer imprisonment and fines for spreading hate speech against the military.
The announcement follows the lifting of a website ban imposed on Sunday to quell protests.
Meanwhile, reports say that civilians gathered in Mandalay to protest against the military regime and that police opened fire on them with rubber bombs.
Porattakkarakal miyitkiyina the police clashed in the city. The shooting took place then. However, it is not known whether the police fired rubber bombs or real bombs.
Security forces patrolled in armored vehicles to control protests on Yangon city roads. This is the first time that armored vehicles have been used to quell protests since the coup.
In addition, five journalists were arrested on the battlefield and later released.
In Myanmar, which has been largely under military rule since independence from Britain in 1948, work began in 2011 to bring about democratic change. The National Democratic Party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won a landslide victory in the 2015 general election. The party also won the general election last year. Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly.
Based on that accusation, the military dissolved the new parliament and seized power. Key leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, the state’s top adviser, have been arrested.
Aung San Suu Kyi Detention Extension
Myanmar has extended the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s top adviser who has been ousted from power.
According to the ‘AB’ news agency:
Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest warrant expires on Monday. In this case, the army has extended his detention for another 2 days, the news agency reported.
It is noteworthy that Aung San Suu Kyi has been urging the release of those involved in the struggle against military rule in Myanmar.