Myanmar has suffered its worst day since a military coup last month, as the military across the country simultaneously killed hundreds and reprimanded the world, accusing it of “genocide”.
At least 114 people were killed on Saturday Local average, The most in a single day since the military seized power and overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government on February 1.
In rare Joint statement, The defense chiefs of 12 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, have condemned the junta’s brutality. The statement called on Myanmar’s military to “work to end the violence and restore respect and credibility”. . . It’s lost. “
Tom Andrews, a UN special envoy to Myanmar, has called for an emergency international conference accusing the country’s military of “genocide” and “genocide.”
“It’s time to dump her and move on,” she said.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the violence proved that “the masses will sacrifice human lives for the service of some people.”
The United States and the United Kingdom on Thursday Restrictions imposed In an attempt to expand the junta against the two military-affiliated entities and undermine the interests of the opaque business.
More than 400 people have been killed in military crackdowns, an aid agency said on Saturday, with at least 90 people feared dead. Another 2448 people have been detained. More than 20 children were among the dead Local averageOn Tuesday, a six-year-old teenager, including the youngest known victim
US Embassy Sure The American Center Yangon, an educational and cultural center that is run, was shot in an incident on Saturday. The embassy said no one was injured in the incident.
The junta released about a thousand prisoners in two releases last week. Yet at the same time, there is governance Intense stress To continue the protest for about two months, Grinding economic activities There are stagnations in most parts of the country.
On Friday, a broadcast on state-run MRTV warned that protesters could be “shot in the head” for refusing the army.
The World Bank has downgraded its 2021 forecast for Myanmar’s economy to “10 percent more than the previous estimate of 5.9 percent growth, citing” ongoing disruptions to essential public services. “
Amnesty International has accused the military of trying to kill “their way” by freeing them from the crisis. “The cost of international inaction is being calculated by the agencies,” said Ming Yu Hah, the group’s deputy regional director for publicity, in a statement.
The most recent bloodshed came on Armed Forces Day, a national holiday commemorating the resistance to Japanese occupation during World War II.
Pictures of Myanmar’s military brass, including white-clad uniformed mob leader Min Aung Hlaing, have sparked online outrage among coup opponents.
The festivities included a military parade, which took part in it Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Alexander Fomin arrived in Myanmar on Friday for the most high-profile show for the junta since the coup. At least seven other countries have sent delegates, including China, India and Thailand.