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Myanmar Ambassador To UK Locked Out Of Embassy By Military Attache Over Coup Criticism

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Myanmar’s ambassador to the UK said he has been locked out of the London embassy. He described it as another "coup," blaming the country's military. Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn, who last month broke ranks with his country's military junta, told CNN he tried to gain access to the embassy on April 7 for several hours but was unable to enter. Several of his staff were still inside the building & were not being allowed out, he said. CNN reported that Myanmar's military attaché in London had taken control of the building. Reportedly, a group of at least seven people are inside, of which one is a child. Myanmar’s military seized power in the country on February 1, deposing civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government. Protests against the coup have since broken out across the country. Kyaw Zwar Minn, the UK ambassador, issued a statement last month calling for Suu Kyi’s release from detention & pledged to keep the embassy open, following a call with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Myanmar military spokesman Major General Zaw Min Tun has said the junta plans to hold new elections after a one-year state of emergency, reported CNN.

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