UN special envoy decries violence in Myanmar as 900 civilians already killed

UN special envoy decries violence in Myanmar as 900 civilians already killed

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Some 900 civilians have been killed by security forces in Myanmar since the military takeover on February 1, United Nations Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener told the UN General Assembly.

"Despite attempts by the military and its appointed officials to justify its ongoing repression, we must refrain firm: there can be no business as usual under the current circumstance," Schraner Burgener said on Friday. "Killings continue. Some 900 civilian protesters and passerby have been verified by the organization Assistant Association for Political Prisoners since February."

Schraner Burgener also said Myanmar is seeing increased risk of sexual violence by security forces against anti-coup protesters.


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