U.N calls on Myanmar’s military to release Aung San Suu Kyi.

Written by on July 2, 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Myanmar’s military to release Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint now, a UN spokesperson said, a day after thousands of other detainees were freed five months since the coup.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army took power on February 1 and overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government

“We reiterate our call for the immediate release of all of those who are arbitrarily detained, and that includes President Win Myint and State councilor Aung San Suu Kyi,” Eri Kaneko, associate spokesperson for Guterres, said on Thursday.

Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees on Wednesday, among them journalists and others who the military said had been held on incitement charges for taking part in protests, local media reported.
Hundreds of protesters take to the streets of Yangon on Thursday as the country marks the fifth month since the coup.

The country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been in detention since the start of the coup in February .

Credit: Aljazeera

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