Myanmar Coup: US unveils new sanctions targeting military

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

05th Mar, 2021. 11:46 am
Myanmar coup crackdown

The United States has unveiled new sanctions targeting the military in Myanmar as dozens of civilians lost their lives while protesting against the coup.

As per the details, pro-democracy activists were seen holding protests in Myanmar on Friday. A big crowd marched peacefully in the city of Mandalay. They raised slogans, “The Stone Age is over, we’re not scared because you threaten us.”

On the contrary, police blocked the demonstrators in the main city of Yangon by firing rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesters. Witnesses said that 100 doctors in white coats also joined the protesters.

A witness reported to an international news agency that a crowd gathered in the town of Pathein, to the west of Yangon.

Police fired tear gas and gunfire in various cities on rallies. The United Nations reported that 38 people were killed on the previous day.

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has demanded the security forces halt their “vicious crackdown on peaceful protesters.” Bachelet said more than 1,700 people had been arrested, including 29 journalists.

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court via a video link, she was seen for the first time since detention.

Her lawyers said that she appeared to be in “good health” and asked to see her legal team.

According to the international news agency, Ms. Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest when the coup started on February 1. She now appeared in the video link at the court in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.

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