• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

UN Human Rights Office says 18 dead in Myanmar crackdown

|
Google Oneindia News

Yangon, Feb 28: The UN Human Rights Office says it has received "credible information" that a crackdown Sunday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded.

UN Human Rights Office says 18 dead in Myanmar crackdown

"Deaths reportedly occurred as a result of live ammunition fired into crowds in Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Myeik, Bago and Pokokku," it said in a statement, referring to several cities in Myanmar.

Covid-19 cases surge in Maharashtra; Curfew in Hingoli from March 1 to 7Covid-19 cases surge in Maharashtra; Curfew in Hingoli from March 1 to 7

"Tear gas was also reportedly used in various locations as well as flash-bang and stun grenades."

"We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protesters," its spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani was quoted saying.

It would be the highest single-day death toll among protesters who are demanding that the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi be restored to power after being ousted by a Feb. 1 coup.

For Daily Alerts
Best Deals and Discounts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X