“They can shoot a young woman, but they can’t steal the hope and resolve of a determined people,” UN special rapporteur Tom Andrews said after reports of police using deadly force against protesters.
Opponents of Myanmar's military coup have vowed to continue non-violent action in the face of bans on big gatherings, night curfews and road closures after the biggest demonstrations in more than a decade.
Statement issued in the name of executive members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says authorities began raiding their offices in Mandalay and other regions and seized documents and laptop computers.
Following a military coup that saw the country's democratically elected leaders arrested, phone and internet connections were disrupted in the main city Yangon and the capital Naypyitaw and some other parts of the country.
The coup is a dramatic backslide for Myanmar, which was emerging from decades of strict military rule and international isolation that began in 1962.
Myanmar’s army has taken control of the country over what they perceive to be a fraudulent 2020 vote, which resulted in a landslide victory for the ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi.
The clarification from the country's powerful military came after its commander-in-chief spurred fears of a coup when he suggested that the 2008 junta-scripted constitution could be repealed.
The Nobel laureate, once seen as an icon of democracy, took part in an election in which Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities were not allowed to vote.
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