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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta wields unappealable death penalty to quell protests

Military reveals details of martial law declared over large swaths of Yangon

BANGKOK -- The Myanmar military will try criminal cases in areas of the country's largest city under martial law, including capital offenses, a state-owned newspaper reported Tuesday.

The junta fleshed out the martial law orders imposed this week on six townships in Yangon. The senior military commander in charge of the city has been handed full administrative and judicial powers.

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