Party stalwart Win Htein detained at his daughter’s house in Yangon days after military coup

A key aide of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been arrested on Friday, days after a coup that has sparked outrage and calls by US President Joe Biden for the generals to relinquish power.

The arrest of Win Htein follows that of Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar president Win Myint who were detained on Monday as the military seized the levers of government, granting army chief Min Aung Hlaing control of the country. Aung San Suu Kyi is facing two years in jail.

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