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More than 80 dead after rifle grenades land on Myanmar protesters

More than 80 dead after rifle grenades land on Myanmar protesters

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More than 80 people have been killed by rifle grenades in yet more violent clashes between the military and protesters in Myanmar.Bodies were piled up in a pagoda in the town of Bago after Myanmar security forces opened fire on a protest against the 1 February military coup in the country. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group said it believed there were 82 dead. Image: Heavy clashes erupted during demonstrations in Yangon. Pic: AP Protest organiser Ye Htut told news outlet Myanmar Now: "It is like genocide."They are shooting at every shadow." ...
‘Horrifying’ violence has killed at least 43 children in Myanmar, report says

‘Horrifying’ violence has killed at least 43 children in Myanmar, report says

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At least 43 children have died in violence during Myanmar's coup, according to reports described as "horrifying".The death toll of children has more than doubled in the past 12 days and the total number of people killed now stands at 521, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) says. The youngest victim was a girl aged just seven years old.A total of 15 children under the age of 16 are among the casualties, including children aged nine and 11.Among those killed were a 13-year-old boy who was reportedly shot in the head while trying to run away from armed forces, and a 14-year-old Mandalay boy who was reportedly shot dead while he was inside or around his home. ...
Myanmar coup: US ‘horrified’ by deadliest day since military takeover

Myanmar coup: US ‘horrified’ by deadliest day since military takeover

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ReutersThe US has said that it is "horrified" by the killing of scores of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar on Saturday.Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused the military of "a reign of terror" that was "sacrificing the lives of the people to serve the few".Saturday was the deadliest day since last month's military takeover.The defence chiefs of a dozen nations, including the UK, on Sunday issued a rare joint statement condemning the military's violent actions.The US, Japan and Australia were also among the signatories of a statement that said: "A professional military follows international standards for conduct and is responsible for protecting - not harming - the people it serves."UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence and British Foreign Sec...
‘Horrifying bloodshed’: At least 114 protesters shot dead in Myanmar – reports

‘Horrifying bloodshed’: At least 114 protesters shot dead in Myanmar – reports

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At least 114 people have been killed across Myanmar after security forces opened fire on protesters, according to local media reports.The deadly tally is said to include 13 in the country's second-biggest city, Mandalay, nine in the nearby region of Sagaing and seven in the commercial capital Yangon. A five-year-old is reported to be among those killed.The shootings came as people took to the streets again to protest against the 1 February coup, in defiance of a warning that they could be shot "in the head and back", as the junta celebrated Armed Forces Day. Image: The latest killings came as the junta celebrated Armed Forces Day Demonstrators had referred to the public holiday by its original name, Resistance Day, to mark the beginni...
EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

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March 23 (UPI) -- The European Union and the United States have leveled new rounds of sanctions against Myanmar's military leadership over its February coup and subsequent escalation of violence deployed against protesters. The EU announced the sanctions Monday targeting 11 people, 10 of who are among the highest ranks of the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, including its commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. The 11th person is the chair of the Union Election Commission over his role in cancelling the results of the 2020 Myanmar parliamentary elections. Advertisement The Tatmadaw seized control of the country Feb. 1 in a coup on accusations that the fall elections were fraudulent, declaring itself the State Administrative Council and arresting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other members...