CNN: At least 550 people killed by Myanmar's military since February coup, says advocacy group
(CNN)At least 550 people have been killed by Myanmar's military in the aftermath of a coup which overthrew the elected government on February 1, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), an advocacy group based in neighboring Thailand.
Security officials have responded to dissent with a brutal crackdown and detained thousands, including at least 11 people arrested in Myanmar's biggest city Yangon Friday, minutes after being interviewed by CNN journalists.
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More News On The Unrest In Myanmar
Several killed in fresh Myanmar protests as junta represses online dissent — France 24
Protesters continue to defy military rulers in Myanmar — P.A. Media
Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch ‘Easter egg strike’ — AP
Myanmar anti-coup protesters stage Easter egg demo — DW
After Coup, Myanmar's Military Rule Is an Exception — New York TimesOriginal Article
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