Myanmar: A Japanese freelance journalist, Yuki Kitazumi, who previously was a reporter for the Tokyo-based Nikkei business daily and now lives in Yangon, "was carried away by a police vehicle near his house on Sunday night," local media reported.
While the Myanmar junta's security forces kill with impunity -- no consequence for mowing down peaceful protesters -- the junta sentences 19 people to death (17 in absentia) "for killing an associate of an army captain in a district of Yangon."
On Sunday, a large force of the Myanmar junta's soldiers and police deployed to Hlaingthaya township of Yangon fatally shot 31 protesters. "It was the highest daily death toll in one location since the coup." A total 51 were killed over the weekend.
#Myanmar : We are deeply concerned about the fate of some 200 peaceful protestors – incl. women – who have been cordoned by security forces in Yangon, and may be at risk of arrest or ill-treatment. We urge the police to immediately allow them to leave safely and without reprisals.
Myanmar pro-democracy activists today marked the anniversary of the 1988 killing of a student which sparked an uprising against the military government. Today's junta marked the day by killing 6 protesters: 3 in Mandalay, 1 in Pyay, 2 overnight in Yangon.
The Myanmar military claims to be acting with "restraint" but on a busy street in Yangon, police are escorting a man who appears to be in custody and showing no resistance. "Suddenly an officer shoots him from behind, kicking him as he lies on the ground."
Police in Myanmar’s ancient former capital, Bagan, opened fire today on protesters, wounding "at least five people," reports AP. (Photo is Yangon.)
Myanmar security forces ignore ASEAN calls for "restraint' and today "fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up anti-junta protests." In the photo, "protesters set off smoke grenades to block the view from snipers" in Yangon.
On Sunday, "Streets in downtown Yangon resembled a war zone," but it was a one-sided "war" because only one side had guns. "The sound of security forces opening fire echoed as live ammunition and stun grenades were deployed against protesters."