February 11, 2021

The EU has suspended its crowd control training to specialist Myanmar police units alleged to have been involved in a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, after the military staged a coup that has triggered the largest protest movement in the country in more than a decade.

“This is a military-controlled police force involved in genocide, and that should be a red line for not providing training,” said Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK. “At the end of the day they’re likely to follow military orders if asked to shoot on protesters or put down an uprising.”

Read Guardian report

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