Myanmar protests in 2021

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October 18, 2021

The protests in Myanmar in 2021 (Burmese: ၂၀၂၁ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဆန္ဒပြsမှုမျ is the 1st February 2021 protests in Myanmar. As of April 8, the death toll stood at 759. The Myanmar human rights group also put the number of people arrested by the military at at least 2,750. Leaders of each country also feel sorry for the military coup, and the current Myanmar protesters have requested assistance from each country. It also asked the UN to send peacekeeping forces, and many countries criticized the Myanmar military.

Background

Elapsed

On February 3, Myanmar police charged Aung San Suu Kyi for violating export and import laws. According to a police report, an illegally imported bodyguard walkie-talkie was found at Aung San Suu Kyi's home in Naypyidaw on the day of the coup. Police also indicted Yun Min on charges of violating the Disaster Management Act by waving his hand in a procession of the National Democratic Federation outside the Presidential Palace in September 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak in Myanmar. On February 9, in Naypyidaw A woman who participated in an anti-coup d'état protest was brain-dead after being shot with live ammunition by Myanmar police. On the 13th, the first death occurred after the victim's family agreed to remove the ventilator from the victim. Since then, there have been many deaths. On April 2, an employee of Shinhan Bank's Yangon branch, who was shot by the military and police, underwent surgery, but could not wake up and died. 411 Koreans living in Myanmar have returned to Korea.

Reaction

Domestic reaction

Foreign reaction

UN

On March 10, 2021, a UN Security Council meeting was held. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a statement condemning the use of violence by the Myanmar military against peaceful protesters. On March 31, the United Nations decided to seek a way out of the Myanmar crisis by holding an emergency Security Council meeting. It started with a briefing by Kristen Schranner Berginer, UN Special Envoy to Myanmar. The seat of the Security Council is the United Kingdom. On 1 April, Special Envoy Berginer, in a closed videoconference with the UN Security Council, strongly warned that the potential for a civil war in Myanmar in 2021 had increased and that a genocide was imminent. On April 8, the Myanmar government denied entry to the United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar, Kristen Schranner Berginer. As a Swiss diplomat, Kristen Schranner Berginer served as the Swiss Ambassador to Thailand from 2009 to 2015, the Swiss Ambassador to Germany from 2015 to 2018, and has been working as a UN special envoy to Myanmar since 2018. On 9 April, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he still hoped to enlist the special envoy to Myanmar.

Civil War

In the democratization camp, a provisional government called the Congress of Representatives Committee (CRPH) was created. On February 4, 2021, about 70 elected members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) took their oath of office in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's capital, and pledged to abide by the National Committee and serve as a member of the National Assembly for a five-year term. Aung San Suu Kyi is the party leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD). On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military disobeyed the results of the November 2020 general election and detained members of the National League for Democracy, including state adviser Aung San Suu Kyi. The Democratic Party's Provisional Government, the Congressional Representation Committee (CRPH), announced that it would create a federal army to counter the militant minority groups and the military. On April 16, the Myanmar National Unity Government was proclaimed, and in May, the People's Guard Army was declared organized. current �

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