Calls for Myanmar military to respect vote and release Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday and detained government officials including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi just hours before a newly elected parliament was due to convene. Amid the coup and the military’s unproven claims of voter fraud, the UN and others called on the army to respect the country’s November election result. The United States expressed “grave concern and alarm” in a statement from Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “We call on Burmese military leaders to release all government officials and civil society leaders and respect the will of the people of Burma as expresse…

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