Myanmar is home to 135 ethnic groups. In recent years, the country has experienced rapid change. A liberalisation process, which began in 2010, has seen more than 40 years of military rule give way to democracy. The coup has changed this.

For speaking out against the brutal, extreme military who have overthrown the government. Thousands have been imprisoned including elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military staged a coup d'état by detaining members of the country’s democratically elected ruling party. A resistance movement is fighting to restore democracy to Myanmar.

The military is trying to stifle the people’s voices by shutting down the internet - a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression. But Myanmar people will not be silenced.


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