Barack Obama ‘appalled by heartbreaking violence’ in Myanmar

The previous President additionally inspired Myanmar’s neighboring international locations to “acknowledge {that a} murderous regime rejected by the individuals will solely deliver larger instability, humanitarian disaster, and the danger of a failed state.”

Greater than 700 individuals have died because the coup started, in accordance with the Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners, a Myanmar human rights group.

Throughout his presidency, Obama turned the primary sitting American president to go to Myanmar, going there twice as he sought to deliver the nation towards civilian rule.

“These are darkish instances, however I’ve been moved by the unity, resilience, and dedication to democratic values demonstrated by so many Burmese, which affords hope for the type of future Myanmar can have by means of leaders who respect the need of the individuals,” he concluded.

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