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Myanmar coup opponents face possible charges for social media comments

Demonstrators hold up signs during a protest against the military coup and demanding the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) - Cases have been filed against seven well-known personalities in Myanmar over comments made on social media which could threaten national stability, the army’s True News information team said on Saturday.

All those named are opponents of the Feb. 1 coup in which elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained. The majority are also supporters of her National League for Democracy party.

Editing by Matthew Tostevin and Gareth Jones

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