Escalating Myanmar violence ‘unacceptable’: UN chief


United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres referred to as Monday for a united world entrance to strain Myanmar’s navy junta following the “absolutely unacceptable” weekend killings of greater than 100 anti-coup protesters.

“It is absolutely unacceptable to see violence against people at such high levels, so many people killed, and such a stubborn refusal to accept the need to liberate all political prisoners and to make the country go back to a serious democratic transition,” Guterres informed a information convention.

“We need more unity… (and) more commitment from the international community to put pressure in order to make sure that the situation is reversed,” he mentioned.

Since a February 1 coup, troopers and police have waged a brutal marketing campaign in opposition to mass anti-coup protests demanding a restoration of democracy and the discharge of ousted civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi.

This previous weekend was the deadliest, with not less than 107 folks, together with seven youngsters, killed on Saturday, the United Nations mentioned. An additional 13 folks have been killed on Sunday, in accordance with the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group.

Britain has referred to as for an emergency UN Security Council assembly on the scenario in Myanmar, in accordance with diplomatic sources.

The 15 Security Council members will start the session behind closed doorways Wednesday with a briefing on the scenario by the UN’s particular envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, the sources mentioned.