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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “‘Serious blow to democracy’: World condemns Myanmar military coup” – below is their description.
Myanmar’s military has staged a coup, saying November’s election was fraudulent. Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the leadership of her party were taken into custody as communications lines were cut in the country.
The incoming US administration led governments around the world in condemning Myanmar’s military coup on Monday, calling for the release of elected leaders, including the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021.
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