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Myanmar, a violent tale of two governments

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It also marked a turning point in the role of Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the National League for Democracy and the country's de facto leader. She has remained in detention in the capital, Naypyitaw, since her arrest on Feb. 1, glimpsed in occasional photographs of closed hearings in trials she is facing for multiple charges ranging from violations of COVID-19 restrictions to possessing illegal walkie-talkies. A Nobel laureate, she made nonviolent activism a central platform of her pro-democracy movement, spending more than 15 years under house arrest in her struggle against Myanmar's military regime. Yet, decades later, international condemnation of her defense of the military's brutal expulsion of Rohingya Muslims in 2017 barely dented her popularity in Myanmar.