‘Myanmar Military Coup: ‘Killing Spree’ Condemned by Human Rights Groups’ The known death toll in Myanmar’s military junta has risen above 60 after seven more protesters were reportedly shot dead by police.

An increase in police violence comes after a crackdown failed to deter anti-coup protesters.

Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of her government have been arrested and are facing trial for alleged election fraud.

Footage shows armed soldiers beating demonstrators in the streets, prompting human rights charity Amnesty International to describe events in Myanmar as a “killing spree”.

The United Nations criticised the violence in the country, but stopped short of denouncing the coup due to opposition by China, Russia, India and Vietnam.