UN Urged The Myanmar Military To Release Aung San Suu Kyi

UN spokesperson said Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s military to release Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint immediately after thousands of other detainees were freed five months after the coup.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government was overthrown by the army on February 1 when it took control of the country.
“We reiterate our call for the immediate release of all those arbitrarily detained, including Win Myint and Aung San Suu Kyi,” Eri Kaneko, Guterres’ associate spokesperson, said on Thursday.
The military said more than 2,000 people were detained on incitement charges for participating in protests, including journalists and others.
Many of the military’s opponents have been jailed and convicted under a law that criminalizes statements that could spread fear or misinformation. She remains in detention for an offense related to this among others.
The continued use of violence and intimidation by the security forces, including arbitrary arrests, remains deeply concerning, said Kaneko.
The burning of army uniforms
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, on Thursday to mark the fifth month since the coup. They set fire to an army uniform and chanted for democracy.
In many parts of Southeast Asia, protests against the army are held daily, but this was one of the largest protests in Myanmar in recent weeks.
What are our goals? I love democracy! I love democracy!While throwing colorful smoke flares through the street, protesters chanted.
In the name of the people! A video published by Reuters shows them shouting “For the people!”.
Reuters was unable to contact a military spokesman for comment.
Since the coup, Myanmar’s army has struggled to assert its authority. There have been protests, strikes that have paralyzed the public and private sectors, and a resurgence of border conflicts.

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