Myanmar police intensify arrests as anti-coup protests grow
Myanmar police arrested another crucial aide of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and media said at least 30 persons had been detained more than pot-banging protests against a armed service coup as reveals of anger gathered rate on Friday.
International strain on the junta was also growing with the U.N. Security Council phoning for the release of Suu Kyi and different leaders and U.S. President Joe Biden looking at sanctions on the ruling generals. The most recent high-profile detainee was 79-year-old Get Htein, a stalwart of Suu Kyi who was simply repeatedly imprisoned throughout their years of struggling against past juntas that resulted in the unsteady changeover to democracy that commenced in 2011. "
We've been treated badly continuously for some time," he told Reuters by phone as he had been taken away by police. "I have never been scared of these because I have done nothing incorrect my life." Reuters was struggling to reach law enforcement for touch upon his arrest or what expenses could possibly be brought against him.In Myanmar's second city of Mandalay, 30 people were arrested over pot-banging protests which have taken place going back three nights against Monday's coup, media reported.
Eleven Media quoted Maung Maung Aye, deputy head of the regional police as saying they were accused of breaking a law against "leading to noise in public streets". An adolescent was among others arrested somewhere else over the noisy protests.There's been no outpouring of men and women onto the streets in a country with a bloody history of crackdowns on protests, but there have been signs of coup opponents developing bolder - with a large number of youths parading in the southeastern city of Dawei.