Myanmar civilians face 'huge sacrifices': ex-UN rights investigator

Myanmar’s people will be forced to make “huge sacrifices” as a result of the military coup, a former UN rights investigator said on Monday. The country’s military seized power on Monday, detaining democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and declaring a one-year state of emergency. The intervention followed weeks of rising tensions between the military – which ruled the country for nearly five decades – and the civilian government over elections in November last year that Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won easily. “The situation was the one we were concerned about,” said Y…

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