Myanmar Crisis TIMELINE (death toll)
February 1: The military detains Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other senior figures from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) in an early morning raid.
A military coup was successful, and at the same time, all the Internet was blocked across Myanmar, and soldiers are deployed on the roads.
February 7 to 17: But the citizens soon took to the streets, and they fought really hard. Already aware of democratization, they could not stop the demonstration. It’s not just them, it’s their future. About 100,000 people gathered in Yangon on February 17.
Starting with water cannons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and even real bullets, two people were shot. One of them died a few days later.
February 19: Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, the young woman shot in the head in Naypyidaw, dies from her wounds.
February 28: At least 18 people killed as police fire on protesters, the UN human rights office says.
March 3: At least 38 people killed in bloodiest crackdown, UN says.
March 26: The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a human rights organization in Myanmar (Burma), said the cumulative death toll was 328.
March 27 Armed Forces Day: Myanmar NOW, a local media outlet, said 114 citizens died in one day on the 27th. That means the total number of deaths is over 450.
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Human rights violations become more violent
It’s getting bolder and more serious. There are so many on YouTube. It shows how military and police officers treat citizens. It is so sad..
“The cruelty of Myanmar’s military and police yesterday was a different dimension than what we’ve seen,” the BBC said. “It’s painful to count the number of deaths, especially for children.”
According to local media in Myanmar, more than 20 children have died in the two months since the military coup.
Also, citizens who did not participate in the demonstration were shot dead by military and police.
“A drinking water delivery man and a passerby were shot to death in the head and stomach,” said a nurse working in Yangon.
How can we help?
Myanmar nun Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng knelt down and begged them.
“I knelt down… begging them not to shoot and torture the children, but to shoot me and kill me instead,” she told AFP.
The one nun raised a great deal of courage around the world. The Pope also mentioned her. Many people have been rooting for Myanmar since the crisis began.
The HWPL issued a statement and appealed to the world.
“We, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), express deep concern over the situation in Myanmar, which has caused casualties and posed grave threats to human rights.”
“Human life must not be disregarded in any circumstances. No conflict of interest can justify violence against civilians, and no interest of any group can prevail over human life.”
“HWPL, along with our members all over the globe are deeply concerned about the harm caused to civilians by the escalating violence in Myanmar. International attention is focused on Myanmar, and history will remember these moments.”
The HWPL is the most notable and powerful peace organization in recent years, with hundreds of thousands of members from more than 100 countries.
It is not possible by one’s own strength. Let’s all be one and support.