• Bassma Al Jandaly, Editor In Chief

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control




Myanmar's military has seized power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders.


Troops are patrolling streets in major cities and communications are limited. The top army commander is now in charge and a one-year state of emergency has been declared, army TV announced.


The move follows a landslide win by Ms Suu Kyi's party in an election the army claims was marred by fraud.


She urged her supporters to "not accept this" and "protest against the coup".


In a letter written in preparation for her impending detention, she said the military's actions put the country back under dictatorship.


In the early hours of Monday, the army's TV station said power had been handed over to commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing.


Ms Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) were arrested in a series of raids.

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