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UN urges Myanmar military to release Aung San Suu Kyi

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the Myanmar military to release the ousted State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint immediately.


The associate Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General made this remark on Thursday after thousands of other detainees were released by the military government of Myanmar.

On Wednesday, the military government released more than 2200 people including journalists who were detained during the anti-government protests in the country.

According to the human rights group tracking political prisoners Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), the government has detained 6462 people since the protests started after the military government removed the Aung San Suu Kyi led civilian government on February 1.  AAPP reports that 885 people have been killed in the protests during the same period.

Rajesh Jha/Dhaka/2.7.2021

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