The UK government has urged its citizens in Myanmar to flee the country following the bloodiest week since last month’s coup.
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), Myanmar security forces had killed more than 70 protesters in violent crackdowns.
The UK Foreign Office released travel advice on Friday for British nationals to “leave the country by commercial means, unless there is an urgent need to stay”.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the United States and its allies are mulling plans to restore democracy in Myanmar as violence has escalated.
“As long-standing supporters of Myanmar and its people, we emphasise the urgent need to restore democracy and the priority of strengthening democratic resilience,” said Indian, Japanese and Australian leaders in a statement after a virtual meeting on Friday.
We verified more than 50 videos from the ongoing #MyanmarCoup crackdown.
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