The UN called March 27 “the bloodiest day” of the conflict in Myanmar at the moment, previously the media reported about 50 people killed.
The United Nations is shocked by the senseless loss of life, reports of dozens of people shot dead by the military “on the bloodiest day since the coup.”
The UN stressed the inadmissibility of violence and also called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.
“This violence exacerbates the illegality of the coup and the guilt of its leaders,” the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner said, TOPNEWS reports.
The organization said it was receiving reports of scores of deaths, mass arrests, and hundreds of wounded.
In the fall of 2020, the National League for Democracy won the parliamentary elections in Myanmar with 396 out of 476 seats. This allowed the party to re-form the government for the next five years.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party, supported by the military, received only 33 mandates. Army officials complained of the fraud and challenged the results in the Supreme Court, but the election committee found no evidence of fraud.
On February 1, the military in Myanmar announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the country for a period of one year after the arrest of the leaders of the state – President Vin Myin and the State Counselor (the position is similar to the Prime Minister), Foreign Minister and leader of the ruling National League for Democracy (NDL) party Aung San Suu Kyi. The detainees also included representatives of the party in the regions and several local officials. After that, rallies began in the country.
The military reported serious irregularities during the vote in the fall and offered to hold another vote under their direct control.