Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing’s family is waiting for her body to be taken from the hospital. AFP
Twenty women who were shot in the head last week during a protest rally in the capital of Myanmar, Naypyidaw, have died.
Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing was protesting the military coup in the country 9 February when she was shot. This is the only death that has been publicly reported in connection with the coup.
The protest in Naypyidaw became violent after security forces fired rubber bullets at protesters. Doctors at the hospital where Mya died say at least two other people were seriously injured by serious gunshot wounds.
Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing’s body transported from the hospital. AFP
The hospital confirmed death of the woman and said he would be investigated. “We will document the cause of death and send a copy to the authorities. We want justice, “said doctors at the hospital.
He added that hospital staff have been under a lot of pressure since Mya Thwate Khaing was admitted to intensive care. “” Some have already stopped because of the pressure, “he said.
The corpse removed. AFP
A spokesman for the current military Deputy Foreign Minister Zaw Min Tun confirmed earlier this week that Mya had been shot and that the authorities would continue to investigate.
Since she was shot, she has become a symbol of resistance by protesters. They have gathered together with large banners in the streets and demanded justice.