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Ousted Myanmar Lawmakers Explore Ways To Fix Violence Accountability

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Meanwhile, the anti-coup protests continued across the country on Wednesday with hundreds of people from two villages calling for the military to step down.

A Myanmar military spokesman did not answer telephone calls seeking comment. Media reported that authorities forced some Yangon residents to dismantle barricades and threatened to open fire in neighbourhoods that didn't take them down.

They included strike leaders, government staff, deserters from the police and military, and MPs from the ousted government, said Padoh Saw Taw Nee, whose KNU has been fighting the Myanmar army for decades.

The junta has repeatedly justified the power seizure by alleging widespread electoral fraud in November's elections, which Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party had swept in a landslide.

The total documented number of people killed in the weeks of unrest since the February 1 coup now stood at 217 but the actual toll was probably much higher, the AAPP said. It has promised a new election, but not set a date.

The State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee planned to release a final statement after consulting the religious affairs minister on Thursday, the Myanmar Now news portal said, citing a monk who attended a meeting of the committee.

Myanmar is not a member of the ICC. He said the money included $100,000 given to Suu Kyi in 2018 for a charitable foundation named after her mother, $150,000 in 2019 for which he did not specify a reason, $50,000 last February and $250,000 in April, again with no goal specified.

In the broadcast, U Maung Weik, a business owner, is shown explaining how he handed over envelopes full of cash to Suu Kyi or her associates starting in 2017, reports dpa news agency.

"Aung San Suu Kyi committed corruption and (authorities) are preparing to charge her according to anti-corruption law", an announcer said during the broadcast.

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People have also crossed the western border into India.

The new military regime has already issued several criminal charges against Suu Kyi, including owning unlicensed walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions. But if convicted, she is likely to be removed from the political scene for a long time.

Security forces have responded with a brutal crackdown that has left at least 200 dead and led to widespread condemnation from overseas.

The junta also acted to further restrict internet use, cutting public WiFi access that has been used by people to share information in the absence of mobile data access.

Dozens of accounts have started to emerge, with people claiming they have been severely beaten and tortured by their captors, as well as being kicked in the face and shot at close range with rubber bullets while being arrested. Myanmar Now said six people were killed.

State-run media have not been affected. The military said the rate at which the land for the project was purchased came at a discount of at least 18 billion kyat (more than $12.7 million), which was subsequently a loss to the state.

The UN Security Council can also refer situations to the Hague-based ICC, although veto-powers Russian Federation and China would be unlikely to support such a move on Myanmar.

The junta also charged the acting leader of a parallel civilian government, Mahn Win Khaing Than, with treason, the Democratic Voice of Burma reported. He was appointed this month by a panel of ousted lawmakers pushing for recognition as the rightful government.



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