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Moon calls for release of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, condemns military crackdown

President Moon Jae-in / Yonhap
President Moon Jae-in / Yonhap

President Moon Jae-in condemned Saturday the violent military crackdown on protests in Myanmar and called for the release of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

"The use of violence against the people of Myanmar must stop now. There should be no more loss of life," Moon wrote on social media.

"We condemn the violent suppression of protests by the military and police forces and strongly call for the immediate release of all those detained, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi," he added in a Twitter post with the hashtags "JusticeForMyanmar" and "StandWithMyanmar."

The National Assembly passed a resolution late February denouncing the military coup as a "serious defiance of democracy."

It expressed support for the Myanmarese people who have been fighting the coup for about a month, demanding the restoration of democracy.

On Feb. 1, Myanmar's military authorities detained Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy party, doubling down on their claims of fraud in a November general election in which her party won a landslide victory.

More than 50 people have been killed and over 1,700 detained in the authorities' bloody crackdown on peaceful, anti-coup demonstrations. (Yonhap)




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