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Myanmar Crisis

Suu Kyi's reported move to house arrest signals shift in Myanmar

Military government eases stance with eye on extending state of emergency

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reportedly been moved from prison to house arrest.   © Reuters

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's military government has reportedly moved former leader Aung San Suu Kyi from prison to house arrest, in the face of criticism at home and overseas ahead of the expected extension of a national state of emergency on Monday.

Suu Kyi, whose government was removed by the military in February 2021, was transferred to housing used by government officials from a prison in the capital city of Naypyitaw, the BBC Burmese-language service reported Tuesday.

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