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October 26, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Myanmar's military junta has arrested 14 members of the main opposition National League for Democracy, continuing its sweep against dissent, according to diplomats. The 14 were detained after authorities in Myanmar, formerly Burma, searched the party's headquarters in the capital of Yangon, formerly Rangoon. The NLD won 80% of seats contested in elections held last May, but most of its leaders are now under house arrest.
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April 21, 2014 | By Simon Roughneen
YANGON, Myanmar - Win Tin, one of Myanmar's most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday. He was 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked the end of Thingyan, the Buddhist New Year, and five weeks after he was admitted to Yangon's main hospital on the evening of his 84th birthday. A former journalist who in 1988 co-founded the National League for Democracy Party with his longtime ally, Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Tin was one of the most prominent leaders of the movement to challenge the military junta that ruled what was then known as Burma.
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NEWS
September 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Myanmar's military government, which ignored May's election landslide for the opposition, announced that it had arrested the acting opposition leader and five other key dissidents. Col. Than Tun, deputy chief of military intelligence, said six leaders of the National League for Democracy were arrested. In Myanmar's May 27 national election, its first free voting in three decades, the league won 392 of 485 contested seats, but the military has ignored its demands to transfer power.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Myanmar's military government Wednesday was reported to have jailed a local employee of the British Embassy in an apparent effort to sever ties between Western governments and Myanmar's democracy movement. The official, Nita Yin Yin May, the embassy's information officer, was sentenced to three years in prison by a military tribunal, diplomats said. She was accused of violating the country's official secrets act.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Myanmar's military government Wednesday was reported to have jailed a local employee of the British Embassy in an apparent effort to sever ties between Western governments and Myanmar's democracy movement. The official, Nita Yin Yin May, the embassy's information officer, was sentenced to three years in prison by a military tribunal, diplomats said. She was accused of violating the country's official secrets act.
NEWS
May 30, 1990 | From Reuters
Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader whose party is claiming a landslide election victory, remained under house arrest Tuesday despite being the pivotal figure in a pending delicate transfer of power between army and civilian governments. As votes from Sunday's election were counted, many said they see the 44-year-old academic as their only hope for a change of leadership free of bloodletting and revenge in Myanmar, formerly Burma.
NEWS
May 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
In a stunning upset, the major opposition party of what was formerly Burma won a landslide victory over pro-military parties in Myanmar's first multi-party elections in 30 years, the government conceded Monday. The military regime promised to hand over power once a new constitution is drafted. The victory by the opposition National League for Democracy, or NLD, is a big step toward the return of democracy in Myanmar, analysts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Simon Roughneen
YANGON, Myanmar - Win Tin, one of Myanmar's most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday. He was 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked the end of Thingyan, the Buddhist New Year, and five weeks after he was admitted to Yangon's main hospital on the evening of his 84th birthday. A former journalist who in 1988 co-founded the National League for Democracy Party with his longtime ally, Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Tin was one of the most prominent leaders of the movement to challenge the military junta that ruled what was then known as Burma.
WORLD
May 2, 2002
MYANMAR Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken for a secret meeting with Myanmar government leaders, a military official said, raising hopes that she would soon be freed after 18 months of house arrest. Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi, 56, leads the opposition National League for Democracy party. The NLD won a landslide election victory in 1990 but has been blocked from taking power by the military.
NEWS
September 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities moved against Myanmar's battered opposition party, surrounding the homes of its leaders and effectively shutting down its nerve center in a crackdown that has triggered international condemnation. The military regime said senior members of the opposition National League for Democracy party were "requested to stay at their respective residences."
NEWS
October 26, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Myanmar's military junta has arrested 14 members of the main opposition National League for Democracy, continuing its sweep against dissent, according to diplomats. The 14 were detained after authorities in Myanmar, formerly Burma, searched the party's headquarters in the capital of Yangon, formerly Rangoon. The NLD won 80% of seats contested in elections held last May, but most of its leaders are now under house arrest.
NEWS
September 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Myanmar's military government, which ignored May's election landslide for the opposition, announced that it had arrested the acting opposition leader and five other key dissidents. Col. Than Tun, deputy chief of military intelligence, said six leaders of the National League for Democracy were arrested. In Myanmar's May 27 national election, its first free voting in three decades, the league won 392 of 485 contested seats, but the military has ignored its demands to transfer power.
NEWS
May 30, 1990 | From Reuters
Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader whose party is claiming a landslide election victory, remained under house arrest Tuesday despite being the pivotal figure in a pending delicate transfer of power between army and civilian governments. As votes from Sunday's election were counted, many said they see the 44-year-old academic as their only hope for a change of leadership free of bloodletting and revenge in Myanmar, formerly Burma.
NEWS
May 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
In a stunning upset, the major opposition party of what was formerly Burma won a landslide victory over pro-military parties in Myanmar's first multi-party elections in 30 years, the government conceded Monday. The military regime promised to hand over power once a new constitution is drafted. The victory by the opposition National League for Democracy, or NLD, is a big step toward the return of democracy in Myanmar, analysts said.
WORLD
February 22, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A court sentenced Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to a week in jail for an offense stemming from a family dispute, but it suspended the punishment and let her go home. Suu Kyi was convicted of unlawful restraint for barring her cousin, Soe Aung, from the family compound in the capital, Yangon. Aung Shwe, chairman of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, called the verdict "politically motivated."
WORLD
April 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The main pro-democracy party charged that intimidation and violence were being used against opponents of the military-backed constitution. The National League for Democracy of detained Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said several party members and activists had been beaten. Critics of the regime say the charter to be voted on May 10 is designed to perpetuate military rule.
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