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The United Nations Security Council has expressed “grave concern over the military’s declaration of a state of emergency in Myanmar” and called for the immediate release of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Sochi and others detained after the coup.
“The members of the Security Council emphasized the need to continue supporting the democratic transition in Myanmar,” the council’s member states said in a statement unanimously approved.
Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday, while Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in the capital, Naypyidaw, with ousted President Win Myint and other members of the government.
After taking power, the military declared a state of emergency and handed over control of the country to Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, who announced his new cabinet members late Monday and promised to hold elections within a year.