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Myanmar Lawmakers Under House Arrest After Military Coup

What Happened:

  • One day after a military coup took place in Myanmar, hundreds of members of Myanmar's parliament are being held under house arrest by soldiers. State Counsellor and elected leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, is also under house arrest.

  • Lawmakers are allowed to communicate to the outside by phone but are not allowed to leave the government housing complex in the capital.

  • The military claims that the coup is legal as they say there was widespread election fraud in the recent election. Kyi’s party won the majority of seats in parliament in the election and Kyi became the country’s leader after several decades of military rule.

  • Several foreign countries, including the United States have denounced the coup and the UN Security Council is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss the military's actions.

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