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‘The world is watching’: Myanmar under pressure at UN as anti-coup protests rage – SBS News

The UN Security Council has been urged to consider sanctions against Myanmar as the UN rights body demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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The UN’s top rights body demanded on Friday that Myanmar’s military restore civilian rule and release Aung San Suu Kyi, echoing the calls of hundreds of thousands thronging cities nationwide in a seventh straight day of protests.
During a rare special session requested by Britain and the European Union, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling for all persons “arbitrarily detained” to be released and the “restoration of the elected government”.
“The world is watching,” the UN’s deputy…

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