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Protests in Myanmar have claimed at least 320 lives since the beginning of February | NOW

At least 320 people have been killed in the protests in Myanmar since the beginning of February this year, the local aid organization Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) reports Thursday. The AAPP, which communicates only verified cases, thinks the actual death toll is much higher.

At least a quarter of the fatalities registered with the AAPP would have been shot in the head. The protests in various parts of Myanmar are being suppressed by the security forces with great violence. There have also been 2,981 arrests, according to the organization.

Since the military coup of February 1, there has been daily campaigning against the rule of the military and for the return of democracy. The Asian country had military rule for decades before democracy gradually returned a decade ago. The first free elections were held in 2015.

The military in Myanmar was prompted to carry out a coup in the election results at the end of last year.

The party of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which has been detained since the coup, won the elections with a higher profit than in 2015. According to the military, the coup is fraud and the coup is necessary to restore democracy.

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Source site www.nu.nl

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