UN fears for Myanmar Rohingya after coup, Security Council due to meet Tuesday

2nd Feb, 2021

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Soldiers stand guard on a blockaded road to Myanmar's parliament in Naypyidaw after the military detained the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and its president in a coup. Photo. AFP


The United Nations fears the coup in Myanmar will worsen the plight of some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims still in the country, a UN spokesman said on Monday as the Security Council planned to meet on the latest developments on Tuesday. Myanmar's military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other political leaders of in early morning raids.

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