New designation means anyone including journalists speaking to lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup can be subjected to charges under counter-terrorism laws.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urges countries not to repeat deadly mistakes of the past in Syria and to take action to stop the junta’s “slaughter of its people” in Myanmar.
Despite the killing of more than 550 people by security forces since the February 1 coup, protesters are coming out daily to voice opposition to the reimposition of military rule.
"Casualties are drastically increasing," says activist group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, after a day of anti-coup protests that left at least 20 people dead.
Protesters are on the streets once again in Yangon despite concerns of more violence by the military junta as South Korea suspends defence exchanges and reconsiders development aid to Myanmar over harsh crackdowns on demonstrations.
The decision announced on the state television comes a day after the country's envoy to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun urged the international body to use "any means necessary" to stop the February 1 military coup.
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