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UN tells Myanmar military: ‘Stop killing and detaining protesters’

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At least 149 people have been killed in Myanmar since the February 1 coup as security forces use live ammunition against protesters and bystanders, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday.

Ravina Shamdasani, UN human rights spokeswoman, told a briefing in Geneva: “We call on the military to stop killing and detaining protesters.”

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Some 37 journalists have been arrested in Myanmar, including 19 who remain in detention, while five people are known to have died in custody, she said.

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