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Myanmar costs medical doctors over civil disobedience protests

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The medical doctors charged are accused of supporting and collaborating within the civil disobedience motion “with the aim of deteriorating the state administrative machinery,” the Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper wrote.

Myanmar’s ruling junta has charged no less than 19 medical medical doctors for collaborating in civil disobedience protests towards the army’s February 1 coup, a State-run newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Doctors, nurses and medical college students have marched and joined strikes to point out their opposition to the army takeover that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected authorities and put a halt to the progress Myanmar had made towards higher democratisation after 5 a long time of army rule.

The medical doctors charged are accused of supporting and collaborating within the civil disobedience motion “with the aim of deteriorating the state administrative machinery,” the Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper wrote.

The army authorities has already issued arrest warrants for 100 individuals lively within the fields of literature, movie, theatre arts, music and journalism on costs of spreading data that undermines the steadiness of the nation and the rule of regulation.

This isn’t the primary time medical doctors have been focused. Earlier this month in Mandalay, the nation’s second-biggest metropolis, safety forces used stun grenades and fired weapons to interrupt up a march by medical employees protesting the military’s takeover. The on-line information web site The Irrawaddy reported that 4 medical doctors had been arrested.

Protests continued on Wednesday throughout Myanmar whilst individuals boycotted the official celebration of Thingyan, the nation’s conventional New Year, normally a time for household reunions and merry-making.

In leaflets and social media posts final week, individuals had been requested to not maintain any Thingyan celebrations, saying it could be disrespectful to “fallen martyrs” to benefit from the competition.

The authorities’s violent response to anti-coup demonstrations has seen 714 individuals killed by safety officers, based on the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Last week, no less than 82 individuals had been killed in at some point in a crackdown by safety forces on protesters, based on stories from impartial native media and AAPP.

Friday’s loss of life toll in Bago was the largest one-day complete for a single metropolis since March 14, when simply over 100 individuals had been killed in Yangon, the nation’s greatest metropolis. Bago is about 100km (60 miles) northeast of Yangon. The Associated Press was unable to independently confirm the variety of deaths.

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