‘Committed to restore peace, democracy’: Myanmar junta to release over 5,600 prisoners jailed for anti-coup stir | World News

Myanmar’s junta chief refused to share any particulars concerning who shall be launched. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, greater than 7,300 individuals proceed to stay behind bars in Myanmar.

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Myanmar’s junta chief Min Aung Hlaing stated on Monday that the junta will release 5,636 prisoners jailed for protesting in opposition to this year’s February coup, including that the ruling army within the nation is dedicated to peace and democracy. However, Hlaing refused to share any particulars concerning who shall be launched. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, greater than 7,300 individuals proceed to stay behind bars in Myanmar.

Hlaing’s remarks come two days after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) stated on Saturday that he shall be excluded from the affiliation’s upcoming summit on October 26.

Instead, overseas ministers of the bloc determined to invite a non-political consultant from Myanmar to its summit, in what was seen as a snub to the army leaders behind the coup in opposition to Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected authorities in February.

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The bloc, which has been broadly criticised as a toothless organisation, took a stand after the junta rebuffed requests {that a} particular envoy meet with “all stakeholders” in Myanmar- a phrase seen to embody Suu Kyi.

In a televised tackle on Monday, the Junta chief made no point out of the ASEAN’s resolution however urged it to think about the provocations and violence being carried out by its opponents.

“More violence happened due to provocations of terrorist groups. No one cares about their violence and is only demanding we solve the issue. ASEAN should work on that,” Hlaing stated.

Min Aung Hlaing led the February coup in Myanmar, which resulted in widespread protests throughout the Asian nation and the army resorted to violence to disperse the demonstrators.

Hlaing’s administration justified the takeover because it cited alleged rigging within the 2020 elections, which Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) occasion gained. Suu Kyi presently stares at a raft of prices in a junta court docket that would see her jailed for a long time.

(With company inputs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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