Calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi after Myanmar coup

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi after Myanmar coup” – below is their description.

    There are growing calls around the world for the release of Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under arrest a day after the army seized power in a coup.

    Activist groups have been calling for civil disobedience against the military leaders.

    The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to decide its response, while the United States has threatened to reimpose sanctions.

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