Myanmar’s security forces are guilty of “indiscriminate and murderous” violence against the country’s civilian population, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday.
“The Burmese security forces crossed another line with the indiscriminate and murderous violence of last Saturday, again using their weapons against the population and killing more than 100 victims, including very young children,” Le Drian said in a statement. communicated.
The minister reiterated his call on the Myanmar military to end the cycle of murder in which it is leading the country and unconditionally release all political prisoners.
At least 510 civilians have been killed by Myanmar security forces in nearly two months of efforts to quell protests against a February 1 coup, according to advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
The total death toll on Saturday, the bloodiest day yet, had risen to 141, according to group figures.