More than 500 protesters have died in action taken against the protesters of the Myanmar army. In view of this, the US has suspended the trade agreement with Myanmar.
Protests in Myanmar. AP / PTI
So far, more than 500 protesters have died in Myanmar’s brutal action in Myanmar. Demonstrations have been going on in large numbers across the country since the military coup on 1 February. The army took command of the country’s government by arresting the civilian leader Aung San Suu kyi. Since then, there is resentment within the people. A local monitoring group has given information about the death of the protesters.
This figure of death of protesters has passed at a time when Myanmar army is being criticized all over the world. Many prominent countries of the world have criticized the ruthless campaign launched against the army protesters. Also demanded that the army should restore democracy in the country and release Suu Kyi. At the same time, America has suspended the trade agreement with Myanmar.
510 protesters have died so far: AAPP
UN chief Antonio Gutarais has asked countries to pressure Myanmar’s military by creating a global front after more than 100 protesters were killed this week. During the demonstrations in the country, the army is firing tear gas shells, rubber bullets and bullets at unarmed protesters. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said that 510 protesters have died so far. But have warned that this number may also increase.
International fraternity puts pressure on Myanmar’s army: UN chief
UN chief Gutares urged Myanmar officials to undertake democratic change. In a press conference, Gutaras said, “It is absolutely unacceptable to see violence against people at such a high level, so many people have been killed so far.” We need unity and commitment from the international community to put pressure on the army, so that the situation can improve.
US suspends trade deal with Myanmar
The United States on Monday suspended the trade agreement with the country until the restoration of a democratic government in Myanmar. The decision was taken in Myanmar following a violent coup on protesters following a military coup on February 1. US Trade Representative Katherine Tye said in a statement that the US supports the efforts of the people of Myanmar for democratic restoration.
He said that at the same time, the US strongly condemns the violent actions taken by the security forces against ordinary citizens. His office said in a statement that the US suspends all trade agreements made with Myanmar under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement 2013 with immediate effect.
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