Status: 02/09/2021 8:53 p.m.
In Myanmar, the military is stepping up its crackdown on the opposition. Units of the army apparently destroyed the headquarters of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. The demonstrators are being used more and more brutally.
During the protests against the military coup in Myanmar, the police are acting with increasing severity against the demonstrators. Security forces used rubber bullets and water cannons for the first time, as can be seen on videos on social networks. The re were numerous injuries.
The police are also said to have fired sharply: A student was hit by a bullet in the head in the capital Naypyidaw. The news portal “Frontier Myanmar” reports that she is in critical condition. Dozens of participants were reportedly arrested.
The United Nations expressed its deep concern “over reports from Naypyidaw, Mandalay and other cities that numerous demonstrators have been injured, some seriously,” a statement said. “I call on the security forces to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression,” said Ola Almgren, head of the UN mission in Myanmar.
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No details about the destruction
In the evening, security forces ransacked and ransacked the headquarters of the ruling Aung San Suu Kyi party. This was announced by the National League for Democracy (NLD) on Facebook. The “dictatorial” military leadership “searched and destroyed” the party headquarters, according to the NLD.
The party did not provide any further details.
The military in Myanmar seized power over a week ago and, according to the party, placed Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. President Win Myint was also arrested.
The re have been protests against the coup for days.
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On Monday, the junta therefore imposed martial law in several parts of the country and prohibited demonstrations. In addition, a night curfew has been declared.
Numerous countries condemned the military coup. New Zealand has since severed its political and military ties with Myanmar. Entry bans have been imposed on several high-ranking members of the military. “Our strong message is that we will do everything we can from here in New Zealand,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
In view of the developments, the UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Friday on the situation in Myanmar.
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