An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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The ousted civilian leader's lawyer called the allegations "groundless and illogical", and said most people in Myanmar will not believe them.
The parents of the 16-year-old, who was on her way to buy vegetables, tried frantically for six hours to get her to a hospital not run by the institution responsible for shooting her in the head, but ultimately couldn't.
Some 400 miles across the country, a Chin soldier stationed in Yangon also defected and has gone into hiding; all say they're defying orders to use lethal force against unarmed civilians.
Hlaing Tharyar Township residents began fleeing the city en masse Tuesday morning, after the military brutally cracked down on protests on Sunday, leaving dozens dead, and suspended civil law there.
Those killed on Monday were shot dead in several locations in the country's central regions, amid a nationwide internet block.
The ousted civilian leader's lawyer told reporters the delay is due to "legal wrangling", after the military government declared martial law in six Yangon townships in which it had brutally cracked down on demonstrations the night before.
At least five people have been killed in Mandalay today when security forces fired live rounds at peaceful protesters, after three more people died in Yangon overnight.