550 Killed by Army in Myanmar: Since the February 1 coup in Myanmar, the number of civilians killed in military administration junta action has increased to 550 (Myanmar Protests Casualties). A human rights group of the country ‘Assistance Association for Political Prisoners’ said on Saturday that there are 46 children among the dead. About 2,751 people were detained or punished. The brutality of the army has continued here since the coup (Myanmar Protests After Coup). Most of the people have been shot in the head.
Threats of murderous violence and arrest of protesters in Myanmar have failed to suppress demonstrations demanding the army go out of power and restore the democratically elected government (Myanmar Protests Against Military Coup). Local media quoted eyewitnesses as saying that five people were detained by the armed police force dressed in plain clothes late on Friday night. He spoke to a CNN journalist at a market in Yangon.
More than 20,000 people displaced
Arrests have taken place in three different incidents. Meanwhile, the Karen National Union, representing ethnic minority rebel groups fighting the government for decades, has condemned ‘frequent bombings and airstrikes’ against villages and unarmed civilians in their hometown bordering Thailand (Myanmar Protests Crackdown) . More than 12 civilians have been killed and more than 20,000 displaced since March 27 in areas controlled by Karen, according to the Free Burma Rangers, a relief agency operating in the area.
People heading to neighboring countries
These people have been migrating to neighboring countries since they were displaced. A large number of these people have reached Thailand. Earlier, there was news that the Government of Thailand has asked these people to return (Myanmar Protests Background) but later again the Prime Minister said that he is ready to give shelter to these people and any citizens who have fled from Myanmar. Has not been asked to forcibly leave.