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US News Burma: The United Nations fears a widespread conflict, New Year for opponents

23:25  13 april  2021
23:25  13 april  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The UN fears a civil war in Burma as there was in Syria

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the UN said to fear this Tuesday that Burma is dark like Syria in a generalized conflict after the coup d'etat denounced By a protest movement, which marked the first day of the Buddhist New Year by painting pro-democracy messages on traditional flower pots.

Burma has been immersed in chaos since the coup of a military junta on February 1, which has driven out the ex-civilian executive Aung San Suu Kyi . Depending on the counting done by the Assistance of Assistance to Political Prisoners (AAPP), the repression of the movement of civil disobedience has made at least 710 deaths, including 50 children. Some 3,000 people have been arrested.

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Many Western convictions

The UN High-Cherry to Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said "that the situation in Burma does not go to a widespread conflict" and urged States to "take action Immediate, decisive and effective "to force the junta to put an end to the repression. According to her, "there are clear echoes of Syria in 2011," when peaceful demonstrations have erupted before being fiercely repressed. Ten years later, the conflict has been nearly 400,000 dead.


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"The states should not allow the fatal errors that have been committed in Syria and elsewhere are repeated She said, also judging "clearly not sufficient" conviction and targeted sanctions. The coup resulted in many convictions of Western capitals, sometimes with penalties targeting the junta and its financial interests.

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"Fight for democracy"

In this context, many opponents at Putsch said wanted to boycott the Water Festival Tuesday, who kicks off the Thingyan Festival, the Buddhist New Year, scheduled to take place until Friday. The movement of civil disobedience nevertheless wants to make his voice heard.

Residents of Rangoun, Monywa and Bago have turned away from flower pots traditionally used for holidays by painting or placing messages in favor of democracy before dropping them down.

"Fight for democracy", "Never abandon", could be read on clay pots. According to an opponent in Rangoun, who presents himself under his name, Ray, for security reasons, the pots are a way to welcome the New Year and to "honor the dead heroes".

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