Myanmar coup: Australia urged to give Hawke government-style amnesty to students

Myanmar coup: Australia urged to give Hawke government-style amnesty to students

The Guardian

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Violence in Myanmar worsens, with more than 440 people killed by security forces after coup

Myanmarese students currently in Australia should be offered a Hawke government-style amnesty to remain in Australia, as their homeland’s military continues to kill civilians on the streets, opposition and crossbench parliamentarians have urged.

Violence in Myanmar is worsening following a military coup on 1 February: more than 440 people have been killed by security forces, including children being shot dead, a street vendor set on fire in Mandalay, and soldiers randomly shooting at civilians in the street.

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