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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta charges Suu Kyi again to keep her under house arrest

Military urges media not to call its seizure of power a coup in news conference

Demonstrators protest against the military coup at the U.S. embassy in Yangon.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Myanmar police filed a second charge against ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, extending her house arrest.

Suu Kyi's lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said the ousted leader is being charged with violating the country's Natural Disaster Law, without elaborating further. Suu Kyi was first charged with illegally importing walkie talkies and meant to be held under house arrest until Wednesday.

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