Suu Kyi detention extended as protests continue in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military leaders have extended their detention of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose remand was set to expire Monday and whose freedom is a key demand of the crowds of people continuing to protest this month’s military coup. A lawyer for Suu Kyi said she will now be remanded until Feb. 17. Suu Kyi’s extended detention is likely to further inflame tensions between the military, which seized power a Feb. 1 coup, and the protesters who have taken to the streets of cities across the Southeast Asian nation seeking the return of the government they elected. Protesters continued to gather across Myanmar on Monday following a night in which authorities cut the country’s internet access and increased the security presence in major cities.