Myanmar has had the bloodiest day of demonstrations: 18 victims – World – News

Injured man in the care of doctors during a demonstration in the Myanmar city of Dawei.

At least 18 people lost their lives and more than 30 were injured in Myanmar during Sunday’s armed crackdown on protesters. This was reported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR).

UNHCHR says it has “credible information” that the deaths were caused by live ammunition fires on protesters in several cities. Police and the army also used tear gas and flash grenades.

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Barricades against police forces set up by protesters in the Myanmar city of Mandalay.
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“We strongly condemn the escalating violence against demonstrators in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately stop using force against non-violent protesters,” UNHCHR spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said in a statement.

European Union Head of Diplomacy Josep Borrell has threatened sanctions with violence against Myanmar.

“Security forces confirm that they clearly do not respect international law and must be held accountable by shooting at unarmed citizens,” Borrell said in a statement. He said the EU would take action soon.

Concerns about the situation in Myanmar have also been expressed by the Canadian Embassy in Myanmar and the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to the DPA, Sunday was the bloodiest day in Myanmar since the military coup of February 1, which sparked a wave of protests. People on the streets are demanding the return of the civilian government.

The Myanmar army has defended the coup with allegations of electoral fraud and has taken power. She subsequently arrested government officials, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Mjin, and declared a state of emergency in the country for one year.

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