Nine labour organisations have called on "all Myanmar people" to stop work in an effort to reverse the seizure of power by the military, which overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
Statement issued in the name of executive members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says authorities began raiding their offices in Mandalay and other regions and seized documents and laptop computers.
The UN says about 2,500 people had been driven from their homes since early December when clashes broke out between government forces and the Arakan Army, one of several groups fighting for more autonomy for ethnic minorities in Myanmar.
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council has voted in favour of a resolution to set up a body to prepare evidence of international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011.
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