More than 1,500 protesters have been killed during the military coup in Myanmar since the subvert of the civilian government.
According to the US Broadcasting Corporation, United Nations human rights spokeswoman in Geneva Ravina Shamdasani said that in addition to the 1,500 deaths in Myanmar, 11,787 people were taken into custody, of whom 8,792 are still in captivity. These are were opposing the military government and were protesting against it.
She condemned the killings, saying more than 200 had died in military custody. “They do not include those who were killed in the armed conflict. We estimate that they will be in the thousands,” said ShamDasani.
Myanmar’s military seized power on February 1 last year and detained Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the civilian government, and several other high-ranking officials, accusing them of rigging the November election. San Suu Kyi has been charged in various cases, some of which she has been convicted of.
The Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson expressed solidarity to the people.