The European Union and the United Kingdom have jointly submitted a resolution on the situation in Myanmar to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Tomorrow it will hold an additional meeting on last week’s coup.
The text of the decision has been somewhat relaxed by the petitioners to increase the opportunity for support. And an earlier version said that the coup was condemned. Now she says she deeply regrets. It does not contain a call for the release of imprisoned politicians, including government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and a call for UN observers to Myanmar.
Last Monday, the army, led by General Min Aung Hlaing, was detained Power in Myanmar, Which had only had a civilian government headed by Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi since 2016. Before that, Myanmar had been a military dictatorship for decades.
Meanwhile, demonstrations against the coup continue in Myanmar. Today, ethnic minorities have taken to the streets as well, dressed in traditional dress. This means that resistance to the coup has increasingly become an expression of national unity, despite the ethnic differences that the country has faced for years.
In Myanmar’s largest cities, Yangon and Mandalay, demonstrations have continued for days, as is the case in the capital, Naypyitaw. The protesters were not deterred by it Suppression by the authorities Nor the halo rules that forbid gatherings of more than five people.
General Min Aung Hlaing in a televised address today called on everyone to avoid large gatherings, a tacit admission of the widespread protests against his rule.
He also indicated agents and officials who had sided with the protesters. He urged them to do their work simply “for the sake of the country and the people, instead of being guided by emotions.”