Myanmar’s military has imposed martial law across more districts following one of the deadliest days of protests since February’s coup.
At least 21 people were reportedly killed in the city of Yangon yesterday, with additional deaths reported across the South-east Asian nation.
The violence came a day before the country’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was due to appear in court. She is due to face a slew of charges her supporters claim are fabricated.
Pro-democracy protesters are demanding the release Ms Suu Kyi, the head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) which saw a landslide victory in elections last November. She has been held at an unknown location since the February 1st coup.
The military detained most of the NLD leadership after the coup, alleging voter fraud. However, No proof has been provided.
EDITOR: ABIOLA ABERUAGBA