Britain forced to accept dismissal of Myanmar ambassador who defied military coup

Myanmar's UK ambassador says he was 'locked out of the embassy' by military

United Kingdom sources said the government, in line with diplomatic policy, had to accede to the junta's decision regarding Kyaw Zwar Minn, after he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday.

On April 1, the U.N. Security Council repeated its call for the immediate release of all detainees in Myanmar, including Suu Kyi and Win Myint, and an end to violence.

He again called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and for "the result of the 2020 election to be respected".

"It's a kind of coup, in the middle of London. you can see that they occupy my building", he said, adding that he was talking to Britain's foreign ministry about the situation.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab responded to the occupation of the embassy by denouncing the "bullying actions" of the junta, while at the same time honoring Kyaw Zwar Minn. They said they received instruction from the capital, so they are not going to let me in.

Demonstrations calling for the return of democracy and the release of Suu Kyi have rocked Myanmar nearly daily since the coup.

In response, the security forces have used rubber bullets and live rounds to break up rallies and detained thousands of activists.

But while the UN Security Council has condemned civilian deaths, it has stopped short of considering sanctions, with both China and Russian Federation against the move.

The junta has not baulked at taking on celebrities, and on Thursday arrested Paing Takhon, a popular 24 year old model and actor who had spoken out against the coup and pledged support for Aung San Suu Kyi, his sister Thi Thi Lwin said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned the ousting of the elected government in Myanmar and criticised the "unlawful imprisonment of civilians" after Ms Suu Kyi was detained.

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"This evidence shows widescale abuses of human rights by the military", the group said in a statement.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a local monitoring group, says 581 civilians have been killed in the crackdown and more than 2,700 arrested. Protesters fought back with hunting rifles and firebombs, they said.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "We are aware of a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London".

Myanmar security forces have reportedly killed at least 11 people in overnight clashes with anti-coup protesters in northwest Taze, with activists placing shoes filled with flowers in Yangon to commemorate dead protesters.

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"As he's seriously ill, they arrested him calmly without violence".

The growing bloodshed has prompted warnings that Myanmar could slide into broader civil war.

With print media also halted, protesters have sought other ways to get their message across, producing their own A4-sized daily news pamphlets that are shared digitally and printed for distribution among the public.

The organizer said an undetermined number of protesters, some armed with homemade weapons, were arrested in the town known for fiercely resisting government forces.

Suu Kyi and leading figures in her National League for Democracy party, which won an election in November that was annulled by the coup, are now in detention facing various charges.

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