Political prisoners across Myanmar have continued to express dissent from inside, often with violent consequences, as tensions simmer with prison officials.
Resistance forces have humiliated coup leader Min Aung Hlaing but victory may require a lengthy struggle, and society must stay resilient in the meantime.
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Residents say life has become too terrifying to stay in Yangon, where martial law has been declared over six townships and police and soldiers have begun pulling people from their homes and forcing them to clear roads at gunpoint.
Despite a bloody crackdown in the Yangon factory suburb and a max exodus of migrant workers, residents say they will continue their protests until the military is overthrown.
The ousted civilian leader's lawyer called the allegations "groundless and illogical", and said most people in Myanmar will not believe them.
The parents of the 16-year-old, who was on her way to buy vegetables, tried frantically for six hours to get her to a hospital not run by the institution responsible for shooting her in the head, but ultimately couldn't.
Some 400 miles across the country, a Chin soldier stationed in Yangon also defected and has gone into hiding; all say they're defying orders to use lethal force against unarmed civilians.
Hlaing Tharyar Township residents began fleeing the city en masse Tuesday morning, after the military brutally cracked down on protests on Sunday, leaving dozens dead, and suspended civil law there.