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“The Japanese photojournalist Kenji Nagai was one of nine killed and 11 injured when the military junta ordered troops to fire into a crowd of pro-democracy demonstrators.
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets for a second day in the country’s main city, defying the government repression that has drawn international appeals for restraint.
A Japanese embassy official in Burma confirmed that Nagai, 50, who was covering the protests in Rangoon, was among those killed. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Tokyo would lodge a protest with the junta over the killing.
Even after being shot, Nagai attempted to continue video taping the attacks on protesters.
The morning news played the video of the moment Nagai was hit, and it appears he was shot at point blank range by a Burmese soldier:”
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After decades of military dictatorship, the people of Burma are rising – and they need our help. Marches begun by monks and nuns have snowballed, bringing hundreds of thousands to the streets. Now the crackdown has begun…
When the Burmese last marched in 1988, the military massacred thousands. But if the world stands up and supports their struggle, this time they could succeed. We’ll send our petition to United Nations Security Council members (including the dictatorship’s main backer China) and to media at the UN, while also alerting the Burmese to our support.”
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Join the global protest!
Amnesty International members across the globe have begun a series of demonstrations outside Myanmar’s embassies and high profile public locations calling for the Myanmar authorities not to respond with violence and to respect the human right to peaceful protest.
Join a demonstration in your town or city: your support is urgently needed. Some of the following demonstrations organised by or with AI include:
* Belgium: Saturday 29 September at noon, at “Place De la Liberte”
* Chile: Thursday 27 September in Santiago at noon
* Czech Republic: Thursday 27 September and Saturday 29 September in the centre of Prague
* Hong Kong: Evening of Friday 28 September and Saturday 29 September
* Ireland: Saturday 29 September at 2pm in Dublin
* Italy: Afternoon of Friday 28 September in Rome; and Saturday in Milan
* Japan: Daily in Tokyo
* Luxembourg: Afternoon of Friday 28 September
* Malaysia: Morning of Friday 28 September
* Nepal: Monday 1 October, 2pm, in Kathmandu
* Norway: Friday 28 September in Oslo
* Philippines: Daily events
* Spain: Friday 28 September in Bilbao; Sunday 30 September in Castelldefels, Madrid, Molins de Rey and Tarragona
* Switzerland: Saturday 29 September, at noon in Geneva
* Thailand: Morning of Friday 28 September
* UK: Friday 28 September, at noon in London
For more information on these and other Amnesty International events around the world, contact your local Amnesty Section.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government appeared to have cut public Internet access and troops occupied key Buddhist monasteries on Friday, witnesses and diplomats said, in an effort to end demonstrations against the ruling junta.
The moves raised concerns that the military government may be preparing to intensify a crackdown on civilians that has killed at least 10 people in the past two days. The Internet in particular has played a crucial role in getting news and images of the pro-democracy protests to the outside world.
Police also sealed off a Yangon neighborhood after hundreds of protesters defied the government’s orders and the violence of previous days to take to the streets. They were quickly dispersed without bloodshed. Elsewhere, witnesses said the streets were mainly quiet.
Southeast Asian envoys were told by Myanmar authorities that a no-go zone had been declared around five key Buddhist monasteries, one diplomat said, raising fears of a repeat of a democratic uprising in 1988, when troops gunned down thousands of peaceful demonstrators and imprisoned the survivors.
Gates were locked and key intersections near monasteries in Yangon and Mandalay were sealed off with barbed wire. There was no sign of monks.”