Burmese Spring 1988

[ 1988 ]

[March-September 1988] Massive demonstrations ultimately forced the resignation of military dictator Ne Win (July 23); U Nu announced formation of a provisional democratic government (September 18). But a new armed forces dictatorship headed by General Saw Maung, a Ne Win associate, quickly took power, violently suppressing all dissent, with hundreds of deaths. Human rights leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest by the dictatorship.

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