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    Reprimand from Japan to Myanmar. Japan strongly condemned the use of force by the Myanmar military and police against civilians in the peaceful protests held after the coup on February 1 in Myanmar.

    Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toşimitsu, in the post-coup demonstrations in Myanmar recently Minister Motegi said, “The Japanese government strongly condemns this situation where the use of force against civilians by the Myanmar military and police continues, causing many deaths and injuries in general in Myanmar.”

    Minister Motegi said.

    Drawing attention to the “shooting of civilians, inhumane treatment of detainees, harsh pressure on media activities”, Motegi pointed out that this situation “contrasts with the ‘importance of democracy’ issue officially announced by the Myanmar military”.

    Motegi continued:

    “The use of real ammunition cannot be tolerated in peaceful protests. The Myanmar army has become the organization that protects the lives of the military from external threats.

    The Japanese government calls for an urgent end to violence against civilians, the release of the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Chii, and the immediate restoration of Myanmar’s democracy.

    MILITARY COUP IN MYANMAR

    The Myanmar army seized the administration on February 1, after allegations of manipulation in the November 8, 2020 elections and the rise of political tension in the country.

    The army detained many officials and ruling party leaders, including the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Çii, and declared a state of emergency for a year.

    Myanmarians started demonstrations on February 6 demanding a return to democracy.

    More than 450 demonstrators lost their lives in the armed interventions of the security forces.

    While the large-scale demonstrations continue in the country, the trial of high-level government officials in custody is continuing.

    “The use of real ammunition cannot be tolerated in peaceful protests. Japan calls for an immediate end to the violence against civilians and the immediate restoration of Myanmar’s democracy,” said Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi.

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