Wednesday, March 3 became the bloodiest date for Myanmar over the last month; at least 38 people deceased on that day, as the military brutally dispersed protesters. Christine Schraner Burgener, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Myanmar said so at a briefing in New York. The UN press office quoted her as saying.
According to the UN, More than 50 citizens have lost their lives in the acts of street violence since the military coup took place in the country on February 1. 1,200 people were arrested over the last few days. Many families have no idea where their close people are. Besides, the military government passes draconian laws and oppresses basic human rights in this country; the access to Internet is limited.
Christine Schraner Burgener condemns the military's excessive use of force against peaceful citizens of Myanmar.
On February 1, a military coup took place in Myanmar. The Armed Forces representatives arrested top statesmen, including President U Wyn Myint, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and the others. A one year-long state of emergency was introduced in the country. The coup that put a halt on the movement of Myanmar to democracy brought hundreds of thousands of protesters to the street. The Western governments condemned violence; some countries introduced sanctions.