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UN condemns continuous bloodshed of protesters in Myanmar

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United Nations (UN) has appalled by the reported killings over the weekend of dozens of protesters calling for the restoration of democracy, at the hands of the Myanmar’s military. 

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres who disclosed this on Monday, said the killing of demonstrators, arbitrary arrests and the reported torture of prisoners violated fundamental human rights.

According to him, “l stand in clear defiance of calls by the Security Council for restraint, dialogue and a return to Myanmar’s democratic path”, urged the international community to work collectively and bilaterally by bringing an end to the repression.

Antonio Guterres called on the military junta to allow a visit by his Special Envoy “as an important element in calming down the situation and setting the stage for dialogue and return to democracy.”

UN Special Envoy, Schraner Burgener said the ongoing brutality, including against medical personnel and destruction of public infrastructure, severely undermines any prospects for peace and stability. 

In a statement on Sunday, said she personally heard from contacts in Myanmar heartbreaking accounts of killings, mistreatment of demonstrators and torture of prisoners over the weekend”.

While underlined that the international community, including regional actors must come together “in solidarity with the people of Myanmar and their democratic aspirations.





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