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Another Myanmar leader in custody also died

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KATHMANDU: Another leader of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has been arrested for protesting against a military coup.

A relative of U Khin Maung Latt cries as she receives his dead body from a hospital in Yangon, 7 March
A relative of U Khin Maung Latt wept as she received his body from a hospital in Yangon

Earlier, another NLD leader, Khin Maung Latt, was killed on Saturday. According to international media, two leaders were killed when security forces tortured them. However, the army has responded that leader Jha Matlin, who was seriously injured in the fighting while trying to flee, was killed.

Funeral for U Khin Maung Latt in Yangon, 7 March
U Khin Maung Latt’s funeral took place on Sunday

Matlin’s family has questioned how he got his stomach hurt. Protests are taking place in Myanmar demanding the release of leaders, including Suu Kyi. So far, more than 60 people have been killed and more than 2,000 arrested during the protests. The military has imposed a one-year state of emergency, calling for re-election. Violent demonstrations are taking place every day against it.

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