Muqeem Ahmad, London,
The United Kingdom, along with European Union, has requested that a special session of the UN Human Rights Council be convened to discuss military’s coup in Myanmar and human rights abuses.
Myanmar’s military chief, General Min Aung Hlaing, has said that military junta will hold new elections and hand them over to the winning party because the elections held in November last year were not transparent.
Police ordered protesters to stay away from the protest activities, and strict action otherwise prohibited warning issued. The EU and the UK have jointly requested that a special session of the UN Human Rights Council be convened, said Julian Braithwaite, the British ambassador to the United Nations. He expressed concern over the arrests of political leaders, citizens, journalists and members of civil society.
According to the US embassy in Yangon, curfews have been reported in Yangon and Mandalay, two major cities in Myanmar, following a series of protests against the military occupation.