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UN Security Council calls for release of detained government members in Myanmar

The Council has called for the immediate release of government members detained in Myanmar. This is reported by the official statement of the Security Council.

Members of the Council expressed concern about the introduction of a state of emergency by the military in Myanmar, the arbitrary detention of members of the government.

“They called for the immediate release of all detainees,” the statement said.

Myanmar’s military carried out a coup in the republic on the morning of February 1, a few hours before the opening of the first session of the new parliament. They accused the National Electoral Commission, together with the NLD, of rigging the that took place last November. As a result of the military coup, the President of the republic, Win Myint, and the state adviser, actually, the Prime Minister of the country, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, were arrested. The military also detained members of the Government and high-ranking government officials associated with or affiliated with the NLD.



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