Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party claimed victory in a poll that critics say reflects the poor state of justice, peace and human rights in the country.
While the world's focus has been on the American outcome, Myanmar held its own national election.
It's been five years since former rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi won a historic vote. New elections are being held under very different circumstances.
The Arakan Army has abducted police, soldiers and officials in almost two years of fighting with the military.
More than 130,000 Rohingya Muslims have been in internment camps for eight years in Rakhine State.
The nationwide vote is a key test for embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Our decision to exclude Aung San Suu Kyi formally from the community of Sakharov Prize laureates is a response to her failure and acceptance of ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community,” EU lawmakers said.
Official campaigning started Tuesday but a fresh wave of coronavirus cases dampened election energy.
The government of Aung San Suu Kyi ordered telecoms companies to shut down mobile internet coverage in two states. That was a year ago.
"Today’s decision sends a message to Myanmar’s senior officials: The world will not tolerate their atrocities."
She's accused of overseeing a military campaign that has used gang rape, mass murder, and other atrocities against the Rohingya.
An Amnesty International report says the army has carried out extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture.