At least 15 other deaths were recorded yesterday in Burma, a figure that brings the total number of victims since the start of the anti-coup protests to at least 536: the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners (Aapp) reports. According to the non-profit organization for the defense of human rights based in Thailand, two people were killed on Wednesday, while 13 had lost their lives in recent days but had not been counted. Authorities have so far arrested a total of 2,729 people. According to reports from the AFP news agency, a brief hearing in the trial of former leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled for today, which should focus on the administrative aspects of the case. – At least 43 children were killed by the armed forces in Burma from the strike of military status in February: Save the Children denounces it, adding that the youngest victim was just 6 years old. The international organization, reports the BBC, speaks of a “nightmare situation” in the Southeast Asian country since the military coup. According to a local monitoring group, the victims of the crackdown on the protests have risen to 536, including many students, adolescents and children.
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