Myanmar junta strips shadow government members of citizenship
A notice from the military has revealed that other perpetrators will be identified and prosecuted.
Some members of the "opposition" government led by Aung San Suu Kyi's toppled administration had their citizenship revoked, announced Myanmar's junta on Saturday.
Ousted politicians created the so-called National Unity Government weeks after the military took power last year, vowing to overthrow it.
Since then, the junta has designated the NUG as a "terrorist" organization.
NUG's Spokesperson Sasa, Minister for foreign affairs Zin Mar Aung, Home Minister Lwin Ko Latt, and Human Rights Minister Aung Myo Min are among those who were stripped of their citizenship.
The group had "violated the existing laws of the State and... found to be committing acts that could harm the interests of Myanmar," according to a junta notice in state newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar.
According to the report, famous campaigners Min Ko Naing and Ei Thinzar Maung, as well as writer Ei Pencilo, also had their citizenship revoked.
"Similar perpetrators will be identified and prosecuted," the notice from the military added.
Suu Kyi, nominated to lead the organization, has been arrested since the coup and is facing allegations that could land her in prison for more than 150 years.
Myanmar has experienced unrest since the coup and the accompanying military crackdown on the "opposition".