Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
Security forces are increasingly arresting the family members of activists who are on the run – effectively holding them hostage without charge.
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Senior United Nations offcial Yanghee Lee has issued a pre-election appeal to the government to “reconsider its fear and opposition to critical and independent voices”.