Hope for democracy in Myanmar is even weaker now that the country’s ousted leader is in prison. Nobel laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces possible life imprisonment over charges filed after the military coup in February. This development means less freedom and likely more persecution against the country’s Christians.
A day ahead of the expected verdict on Suu Kyi, a military truck rammed into young protesters, killing five and injuring many others. Protesters wanted the release of Suu Kyi and other elected leaders who were arrested when the military seized power in the February coup.
The 76-year-old Suu Kyi was recently sentenced to two years imprisonment for alleged incitement and violating COVID-19 regulations, but she faces multiple other charges that may land her in jail for the rest of her life.
A senior pastor in Myanmar told CBN News the church is working behind the scenes. He requested we hide his identity for security reasons.
He said, “The church is silent, however, it doesn’t mean that we submit to the sentence. We are grieving for that. The churches do not agree what the military is doing but we are vulnerable, we are powerless to make a statement officially at this point. But we keep fighting in prayer as Christians.”
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