Military regime Myanmar scolding sentences of thousands of prisoners

The military leadership of Myanmar has forgiven over 23,000 sentences of prisoners, the state media report.

The prisoners are released on the occasion of a national holiday, said the military leader Min Aung Hlaing in a statement. It also stated that Myanmar โ€œestablishes a new democratic state with peace, development and disciplineโ€ and that the prisoners must โ€œbecome decent citizens for the sake of the people and out of humanity and compassionโ€.

At a prison in the main city of Yangon, family members are waiting for free prisoners:

Last Monday, the army led by juntalleader Min Aung Hlaing seized power in Myanmar, which only had a civilian government since 2016 led by Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Before that, Myanmar was a military dictatorship for decades.

Since then, the largest cities of Myanmar, Yangon and Mandalay, have been demonstrated, as in the capital Naypyitaw. The protesters are not deterred by the harsh actions of the authorities, nor by the Coronary rules, including meetings of more than five people are prohibited.

On social media several videos have been posted of police action, which would have been made in the city of Mawlamyine. Shots are heard. It would be rubber bullets:

The UN Human Rights Council is holding a meeting today on the coup d‘รฉtat in the country.

Facebook restricts posts army

Social media play an important role in the demonstrations. Photos and videos of events not shown on state television will find their way online. The military leadership already summoned providers to block Instagram and Twitter. The Internet was shut down for a while.

According to Facebook, the military leadership is spreading misinformation through the platform. The company says it’s going to curbing the military‘s reports. The messages are no longer recommended to other users and can therefore spread less quickly. The measure applies to all the Army’s Facebook pages and profiles.