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In an interview with FRANCE 24, Christine Schraner Burgener, the UN particular envoy on Myanmar, held out hope that the navy wouldn’t brutally crack down on the continued mass protest motion in opposition to the February 1 coup. She additionally known as for “focused sanctions” on leaders of the regime and mentioned she had requested them to permit her to go to the nation, a request they’ve rejected “for the second”.
Requested in regards to the miltary junta’s plans going ahead, the UN diplomat mentioned the military “have a transparent roadmap … to carry [a] new election to present energy again to the get together who will win the election. Truthfully I believe they’ve a transparent textbook [for] how they may lead such an election as a result of they began to arrest individuals from NLD (the Nationwide League for Democracy of ousted chief Aung San Suu Kyi). On the finish they may most likely ban this get together to run for the subsequent election … Clearly they need to keep in energy and this we have now to keep away from.”
Schraner Burgener additionally gave an replace on the scenario of Suu Kyi, regardless of not with the ability to communicate to her straight. The UN particular envoy was informed by navy officers that the ousted chief was “peacefully” at house. “I need to meet her as quickly as potential,” she added.