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Burma Remains Under Siege Since February Coup

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KATE REDMOND
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This week on a special edition of Wildcard, KVNF's Kate Redmond interviews a Colorado woman just evacuated from Burma, and a Delta resident from Burma's Karen State.

Burma's military siezed power on February 1st in a coup, after declaring the November election fraudulent. Since then, the country has been under curfew and under siege. The military is detaining a reported 3,000 political prisoners, including Nobel Laureate and democratically-elected leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Demonstrations against the military have been met with violence. It is estimated that over 700 civilians have been killed.