The South Korean government condemned the armed intervention of security forces against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in stated in his social media post that the violence against peaceful protesters in Myanmar should stop immediately, “He condemns the military and police suppressing the protests by using violence. “We are calling for the quitting,” he said.
Christine Schraner Burgener, the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy to Myanmar, called on the members of the UN Security Council to act together against the Myanmar army, which used excessive violence against the opponents of the coup.
Events in Myanmar
The Myanmar army seized the administration on February 1, after political groups close to it made allegations of fraud in the 8 November 2020 elections and the rise of political tension in the country.
The army detained many officials and ruling party leaders, including Aung San Suu Çii, the Foreign Minister and de facto leader of the country, and declared a state of emergency for a year.
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Turkey has condemned the coup. Various reactions and criticisms came from Western countries. The USA, Canada and Britain decided to sanction military officials who played a role in the coup.
At least 58 people died in protests
The people of Myanmar started demonstrations on February 6, demanding a return to democracy. While at least 58 demonstrators lost their lives during the armed intervention of the security forces, more than 1,500 people are still in detention.
Demonstrations with broad participation in the country and the trials of high-ranking government officials in custody at the military court continue.
Social media companies block accounts
Barrier to Myanmar army channels on YouTube
Facebook and Instagram also banned all the accounts of the military on these platforms.