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Aung San Suu Kyi is back behind bars. But that won’t stop Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement

Since then, Suu Kyi has been held by the junta in an undisclosed location in the capital, Naypyidaw. She had denied all the charges and her supporters say the cases against her are politically motivated — intended to keep her out of the way while the military consolidates power.

In a statement, Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said “every person is equal before the court and no one is above the law.”

It criticized the UN and others for making a “one-sided judgment against the decision of the court which falls within the domestic jurisdiction of a sovereign country.” Myanmar’s military spokesperson did not reply to CNN’s request for additional comment.

Once a democracy icon for her decades-long fight against military rule, Suu Kyi remains an important and beloved figure for many in Myanmar. But, analysts say, she is no longer the driving force of the country’s pro-democracy…

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