Thursday was only the second time an outside visitor was able to see ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi since she was detained during the coup.
Kachin rebels attack police station in northern Shwegu town following military raids on Karen rebel villages in the east, an indication of deepening role of ethnic minority armed groups in support of anti-coup protests.
US and Britain impose sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates as security forces are reported to have killed five more protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent.
The measures are part of a package of human rights sanctions targeting a dozen individuals from Myanmar, China, Russia, North Korea, Eritrea, South Sudan and Libya.
The State Sahgha Maha Nayaka Committee, a government-appointed body on monks, condemns the military's use of excessive force against the protestors, saying its members could halt activities in protest of the military regime, local media reported.
Nine labour organisations have called on "all Myanmar people" to stop work in an effort to reverse the seizure of power by the military, which overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's voice cracked with emotion as he spoke out against the military regime that ousted the nation's elected civilian government in a coup.
“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.
The UNSC statement, written by the United Kingdom, did not condemn the putsch as envisaged in a first draft during an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
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.
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