Obama appalled by heartbreaking violence in Myanmar – CNN

On February 1, army chief Gen. Min Aung Hlaing seized control of the country, detaining government officials including civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party had won by a landslide in recent democratic elections, giving it a second term in power.
Since then, junta security forces made up of police, soldiers and elite counterinsurgency troops have embarked on a systematic crackdown against unarmed and peaceful protesters, detaining around 3,000 people and forcing activists into hiding. The military also charged relatives $85 to retrieve the bodies of family members killed in one of the bloody crackdowns.

“The military’s illegitimate and brutal effort to impose its will after a decade of greater freedoms will clearly never be accepted by the people and should not be accepted by the wider world,” Obama wrote. “I support efforts by the Biden Administration and like-minded countries to impose costs on the military and support a return to a democratic path.”

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