Sunday, April 18

Lethal repression in Burma: at least 18 protesters killed

At least 18 Burmese killed and hundreds more injured in protests against February 1 coup

This provisional assessment, which could grow even worse, is revealed in a press release from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The United Nations claims to have “credible information” which accuses the Burmese police of having live ammunition on the demonstrators.

The UN calls on the military to “immediately stop using force against peaceful protesters.”

Human rights organization Human Rights Watch mentions a “Sharp escalation of the use of force slackens in several cities of the country.”

Hundreds of demonstrators were also arrested Sunday on the sidelines of these demonstrations denouncing the putsch of February 1.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since her arrest.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with illegally importing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions.

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