UN: military junta killed at least 70 people in Myanmar

UN: military junta killed at least 70 people in Myanmar

United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, Thomas Andrews, reported that the military junta in Myanmar has killed at least 70 people since the coup on February 1, committing murders, torture and persecution that could constitute crimes against humanity.

Andrews spoke at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council at the UN Geneva Office in Switzerland.

“The people of Myanmar need not only words of support, but also supportive action,” Andrews urged the international community to take action to help the people of Myanmar. said.

Andrews stated that the military junta killed at least 70 people against the coup in Myanmar and committed murders, torture and persecution that could constitute a crime against humanity.

Calling for multilateral sanctions on the junta, Andrews called for the sanctions to include the military’s Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, whose revenues will reach $ 1 billion this year.

Special Rapporteur Andrews also stated that countries could impose an international arms embargo on Myanmar, “Because the people of Myanmar are desperate.” used the expression.


The Myanmar army seized the administration on February 1, after political groups close to it made allegations of fraud in the 8 November 2020 elections and the rise of political tension in the country.

The army detained many officials and ruling party leaders, including the Foreign Minister and de facto leader of the country, Aung San Suu Çii, and declared a state of emergency for a year.

Turkey has condemned the coup, the various reactions and criticism from Western countries for blow had come.

The people of Myanmar started demonstrations demanding return to democracy on February 6. At least 60 demonstrators lost their lives in the armed intervention of the security forces, more than 1500 people are still in detention.

Demonstrations with broad participation in the country and the trial of high-ranking government officials in custody at the military court continue.


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