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04:00 PM, 25 February 2021 News Briefing

  • One more victim died due to the lethal crackdown by the military in the Feb 20 Mandalay shipyard protest. 26-year-old carpenter Ko Yarzar Aung from Mandalay had been shot in the upper leg since his arrest on Feb 20 during the anti-coup protest in Mandalay, and died on the evening of February 24. In the bloodshed crackdown of Mandalay Feb 20 protest, more than 70 people were injured and about 80 were arrested and, leaving 3 deaths.
  • The funeral of 30-year-old Ko Tin Htut Hein, who was shot in the head by police on Feb. 20 while guarding in Shwepyithar, Yangon, was held on Feb 24 and hundreds of people attended his funeral. Still, charges cannot have been filed concerning his death.
  • The United Nationalities Alliance (UNA), a coalition of ethnic political parties, will not attend the meeting to be held on Feb 26 in Naypyidaw with political parties hosted by the military-run Union Election Commission, said UNA member secretary U Myo Kyaw.
  • Dr. Win Myat Aye, the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement of the deposed civilian government, have been charged under section 505(a) of the Penal Code for inciting staff to take part in CDM and military-run Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) announced the arrest warrant last night.
  • Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung’s wife Dr.Yu Yu May and 4 family members were released from house arrest on Feb 24, an official from NLD confirmed.
  • According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners_AAPP’s statistics updated today (Feb 25), a total of 728 people have been arrested, charged or sentenced since Feb 1 coup, and most of  them, 666 are still under detention or have outstanding charges/evading arrest. 
  • 40 staff from Kayah State General Administration Department and 26 staff from Kayah State Hluttaw Office, in total 66 staff, joined the Civil Disobedience Movement, were temporarily suspended from their duties, according to the statements issued by officials.
  • The Japan-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Association called on the military regime to implement the 2020 general election result as soon as possible, during a hearing on Myanmar’s affairs held at the Japanese Parliament Building in Tokyo, Japan on Feb 24.
  • It is reported that a pro-military rally staged a demonstration in downtown Sule this morning, on the 25th day of military coup, committing  violent events, vandalism and attacks on people in the neighborhoods, and police force removed security barricades for Tatmadaw supporters at around 9:30 am.  
  • The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) will provide necessary legal assistance if CDM workers and anti-military regime protesters have any problems, party spokesperson U Sai Leik said.
  • The United Nations Human Rights Special procedures  released a joint statement on Feb 24 that they  have denounced the deportation of migrants to Myanmar, in defiance of court order, regarding Malaysian immigration authorities returning 1,086 migrants to Myanmar.


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