One year from Myanmar’s military coup


“In Myanmar, many people are still killed daily by the military and the world is not watching,” says a resident of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. It’s been a year since the military siege power in Southeast Asian countries hours before the new parliament was convened. The army united the legislators in the dawn of destruction, ending a short democratic interlude and setting the stage for months of bloodshed. According to local monitors, an ongoing crackdown killed about 1,500 civilians and arrested more than 11,000. Rights groups have accused the junta of torture and out-of-court killings.