Myanmar’s military leaders barred ASEAN special envoy Erywan Yusof from meeting deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, prompting some bloc members to threaten to block junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from a summit.
An Argentine court will hear the ordeal of Rohingya and decide whether to initiate a genocide case against Myanmar's military.
The general's announcement would place Myanmar in the military's grip for nearly two and a half years – instead of the initial one-year timeline the junta announced days after the coup.
The deposed leader is currently on trial in the capital Naypyitaw over charges that include illegal importation and possession of walkie-talkie radios and violating coronavirus protocols under a disaster management law.
Civilians have formed "defence forces" to combat junta forces, often using hunting rifles or makeshift weapons cobbled together from household items.
Activists burnt pictures of Min Aung Hlaing and set fire to fake coffins to mark junta leader's 65th birthday.
"We reiterate our call for the immediate release of all of those who are arbitrarily detained, and that includes President Win Myint and State councilor Aung San Suu Kyi," said Eri Kaneko, associate spokesperson for Guterres.
Meanwhile deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has suffered a legal setback after a judge denied her lawyers’ motion to disqualify prosecution testimony against her on a sedition charge.
The International Crisis Group has warned of more clashes as locals use hunting rifles and other weapons to fight back against the military junta.
Rights group says the social media giant breaches own policies in Myanmar and earlier promised to take down content that incites violence against protesters.
Security forces backed by armoured vehicles clash with a newly formed resistance group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay, resulting in at least six casualties, authorities and military sources say.
The United Nations General Assembly has called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.