Witnesses and local media reported that nine people had been killed in protests in Myanmar on Wednesday. It was the civilians who protested against the military conspiracy. All six journalists are being prosecuted.
Myanmaris have been taking to the streets in large numbers for weeks in protest of the coup. Authorities opposed the protest with all available police forces, special services and the army. ” The security forces are said to have repeatedly used deadly force in defiance of international criticism.
On Wednesday, people were killed in Mandalay, the country’s second largest city, among other things. The situation in the city of Mingian was also dropped. There, protesters with advanced armor confronted security forces. “They fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition,” said a local rescuer, who spoke of at least ten injuries.
Authorities are now investigating six journalists, including a photographer from the Associated Press (AB) news agency. They reported on demonstrations and the risk of imprisonment. According to a lawyer, journalists are suspected of violating a law that prohibits “sowing fear and spreading fake news.”
International criticism after the regime change
In early February, the military seized power and arrested government leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The generals claim that the election won by the Nobel Prize-winning political party was rigged. Other top officials have also been arrested.
International criticism of Myanmar officials is mounting. According to locals, the United Nations (UN) Security Council wants to meet on Friday to discuss the situation in the country. The UN says at least eighteen people were killed there last Sunday. It is known to be the largest number in a single day since the military took power.