The Myanmar military’s February 1 coup sparked the largest and most widespread protests in the country’s recent history, showing people’s determination not to be dragged back into a dark past of military dictatorship.
The military responded with ruthless repression, killing more than 1,000 people, arbitrarily arresting and detaining thousands, banning independent media, and cutting off internet access. The junta’s widespread and systematic abuses, including murder, rape and other sexual violence, and torture amount to crimes against humanity.
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