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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Police have been making regular visits to a housing complex where staff from Myanmar National Airlines live since they grounded the national carrier by joining the Civil Disobedience Movement.
Residents of the ruby mining town have been shaken by abductions and squeezed by demands for money from armed groups competing for influence in the multi-ethnic area.
Tech experts, rights groups, and citizens worry the junta's lightning-quick moves to shutdown and censor the internet will make Myanmar as cut-off as during the previous military regime. No one knows the military's endgame.
The warning comes after the junta issued arrest warrants for veteran democracy activists who have voiced support for anti-coup protests and the Civil Disobedience Movement.
The Arakan National Party’s decision to work with the new military regime has exposed divisions in a state where many regard the National League for Democracy with contempt.
The State Administration Council says it has remitted the sentences of more than 23,000 people to "please the public" but is continuing to arrest activists and dissenting civil servants.