The Myanmar Military Have Now Officially Killed 1,000 Of Their Own People Since Feb. 1 Coup

Since Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted from power six months ago, Myanmar’s security forces have killed more than 1,000 civilians, an advocacy group said on Wednesday.
Since Feb 1, when the armed forces seized power in a lightning coup, protesters demanded the return of democracy, the country has been in turmoil.
Police responded with bloody crackdowns, using live ammunition against civilians. Despite this, anti-junta mobs — some of which have formed self-defense groups — continue to take to the streets daily in flash marches.
A group that verifies deaths and mass arrests under the regime, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, said 1,001 people were killed by security forces recently, said AAPP’s joint secretary Ko Bo Gyi.
Whenever the military is in power, they will continue to kill youths, professionals such as doctors and teachers, men, women, and children.
They are not only killing our lives, but also destroying our country’s future and democratic hopes.”
Ko Bo Gyi, whose group has been designated an “illegal” organization by the junta and is currently in hiding, also accused authorities of “weaponizing” Covid-19 as the country reels from a deadly surge. Covid has so far caused more than 360,000 cases and 13,623 deaths in Myanmar.
Due to the nationwide strikes against the junta, many hospitals lack medical staff, which has aggravated the health crisis.
The military-run hospitals also have a hard time getting patients in, therefore pharmacies across Yangon are flooded with queues for oxygen and medical supplies.
As a result, the junta repeatedly justified the coup by claiming widespread fraud in last year’s election and citing much lower civilian death tolls.
According to authorities, more than 90 members of the security forces have been killed in clashes since June.
Deposed leader Suu Kyi is facing a raft of criminal charges, from possessing illegal walkie-talkies to violating the state secrets act.
Army chief Min Aung Hlaing was installed as the prime minister of a “caretaker” government, which the junta has dubbed the State Administration Council.

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