The situation is still very tense in Burma. This Wednesday, for the fifth consecutive day, demonstrators continue to rally to demand the return of democracy after the coup led by the army.
During the night, a raid was carried out by the army against the headquarters of the party (NLD) of Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the civilian government and currently in detention. An action that shows the determination of the putschist generals in the face of calls to restore democracy.
LND member Soe Win said a guard saw the raid by security forces via a remote CCTV system, but was unable to intervene due to the curfew.
In the morning, they found forced locks, missing computer hardware, severed electrical wiring and server cables, and her bank documents were missing from a safe. According to Soe Win, the party plans to file a complaint with the police.
Aung San Suu Kyi would be “in good health”
The party of the Nobel Peace Prize winner reassured about his conditions of detention. She would be “in good health”, under house arrest in Naypyidaw, according to her party.
Very recently criticized by the international community for her passivity during the exactions against Rohingya Muslims, under house arrest for 15 years for her opposition to the junta, she remains adored in her country.
At the same time, many protests were organized across the country. Several hundred people gathered at midday in the center of Rangoon, the economic capital of the country, in an electric atmosphere, as the repression reached a new milestone on Tuesday.
“We will do everything to reject the military government,” promises Kyaw Kyaw, a hotel worker. “We do not want to remain under the dictatorship. But I am also a little afraid after yesterday’s repression, ”feared Khin Nyein Wai, student.
According to doctors, gunshot wounds
The UN Special Rapporteur for Burma, Tom Andrews, condemned the use of force and said police shot and wounded a young woman in Naypyidaw. The images of this violence were widely shared on social networks.
According to a doctor at Naypyidaw hospital, the young woman, Mya Thwe Thwe Khine, is “in intensive care because she needs help to breathe and remains unconscious” on Wednesday morning.
Another doctor said Tuesday that the soldiers had fired live ammunition, judging by the injuries sustained by two young men hospitalized in critical condition.
Authorities have banned gatherings of more than five people in Rangoon, Napypidaw and other towns since Monday evening. A curfew has been declared.
Braving threats, protesters took to the streets again on Tuesday, although crowds were smaller than in previous days.
A coup condemned by the international community
The UN on Tuesday condemned the “disproportionate” and “unacceptable” use of force by the army which carried out a coup d’état last week.
The risk of repression is real in the country, which has already lived for almost 50 years under the yoke of the military since its independence in 1948.
The February 1 coup put an end to a brief decade-long democratic parenthesis. The army contests the regularity of the legislative elections of November, won overwhelmingly by the NLD. But international observers did not see any major problems during this election.
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In reality, the generals feared that their influence would diminish after the victory of Aung San Suu Kyi, who might have wanted to change the Constitution.
The coup was condemned by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and many other countries.
New Zealand has announced the suspension of its high-level military and political contacts with Burma, becoming the first country to decide on junta isolation.
The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on these events on Friday. The United Nations Security Council has called for the release of the detainees.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr