Myanmar: UN rights office condemns escalating violence in deadliest day of protests so far

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In response to the killing of at least 18 protesters demonstrating against Myanmar’s military coup, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Sunday strongly condemned the “escalating violence” and called for an immediate end to the use of force.

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