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Myanmar coup: Detained Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges

Myanmar coup: Detained Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges

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Getty ImagesPolice in Myanmar, also known as Burma, have filed several charges against the elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi following Monday's military coup. She has been remanded in custody until 15 February, police documents show. The charges include breaching import and export laws, and possession of unlawful communication devices. Her whereabouts are still unclear, but it has been reported that she is being held at her residence in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Deposed President Win Myint has also been charged, the documents show - in his case with violating rules banning gatherings during the Covid pandemic. He has also been remanded in custody for two weeks. Neither the president nor Ms Suu Kyi have been heard from since the military seized power in the early hours of 1 February...
Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

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Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained after arriving in Moscow

Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained after arriving in Moscow

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Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny has been detained by police following his return to Russia.The dissident flew back from Germany where he had been recovering after being exposed to the Soviet-era novichok nerve agent in August. Sky producer Alina Droyshevskaia was on the Sunday flight and said as passengers left the plane: "All of us expect he is going to be arrested... He's ready to sacrifice himself and basically be arrested. His wife is around him right now."Just minutes after the plane's arrival, Russia's prison service confirmed Mr Navalny has been detained. Image: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya on the plane after it landed in Moscow Image: ...
Anti-virus software creator John McAfee ‘detained at airport’ over fraud charges

Anti-virus software creator John McAfee ‘detained at airport’ over fraud charges

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Anti-virus software creator John McAfee has been detained at a Spanish airport after being indicted in the US on fraud charges, according to the Reuters news agency.McAfee, who designed software of the same name, was reportedly arrested in Barcelona on Saturday while boarding a flight to Istanbul using a British passport. Reuters says he has now been moved to Madrid, where he will face an extradition process to the US. Image: McAfee is behind the anti-virus software of the same name Prosecutors in the US have unsealed an indictment against the software mogul over charges that he wilfully failed to file tax returns, and that he evaded taxes.McAfee, 75, is a famous libertarian who believes that tax is wrong and has in the past boasted o...
Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

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Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignationBy YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressSeptember 19, 2020, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKYIV, Ukraine -- Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 300 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country.More than 2,000 women took part in the march in Minsk. Such anti-government marches have become a regular feature of the unprecedented wave of large, persistent protests that began after the Aug. 9 presidential election. Officials said President A