Another 12 people were killed in clashes with security forces during protests in Myanmar.
RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners of Myanmar.
Mass protests against the military began in the country on February 5. Since then, 247 protesters have died in the country. According to the Association, 2,345 remain under arrest, which is 15 people more than on March 19. It is emphasized that the figures reflect only the number of persons officially arrested and charged.
Among those killed in the past 24 hours is a 15-year-old teenager. He was killed by an accidental bullet in the courtyard of his school in Yangon.
Earlier, the UN Security Council condemned the violence of the military regime of Myanmar against the protesters.
On February 1, the Myanmar military carried out a coup. They explained the displacement of the country’s leadership by large-scale fraud in the November elections. The police accused the ousted leadership of the country of breaking the law. In Myanmar, a state of emergency was declared for a year.