According to a non-profit organization, a total of 2,981 people have been arrested and 320 people have been killed in the violence in Myanmar following the military coup on February 1.
Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), in a daily briefing on Thursday said that nine people were shot dead on Wednesday in Thingangyun Township in Yangon, Khin-U Town in Sagaing Region, Mohnyin Town in Kachin State and Taunggyi City in Shan State, while 23 people were killed the previous day.
Out of the recent detainees, 24 have been convicted, while 109 people have been charged with a warrant and are evading arrest.
“Since yesterday’s silent strike, night protests were held in a number of towns, some of which were violently cracked down. People were shot to death, injured, and arrested. In Kyaukpadaung Township, Mandalay Region, a youth was killed,” the AAPP said.
“In Mandalay, a 16-year-old child was killed and some others were injured, while ambulance vehicles were also shot at,” said the non-profit.
Myanmar’s security forces shot dead a seven-year-old girl in the city of Mandalay on Tuesday, the youngest victim yet in the military’s crackdown on civilian opposition.
This comes after the United States on Wednesday co-sponsored a resolution led by the European Union (EU) in the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that condemned the violence in Myanmar and called on the military to release the democratically elected leaders.
In a coordinated action with the United Kingdom, the United States has imposed new sanctions on two conglomerates in Myanmar in response to the February military coup in the country, the Treasury and State Departments said on Thursday.
Prior to that, the EU on Monday had imposed sanctions on 11 individuals responsible for the military coup staged in Myanmar on February 1, and the subsequent military and police repression against peaceful demonstrators.