Woman shot in head at Myanmar coup protest has died, family says

Woman shot in head at Myanmar coup protest has died, family says


The female protester who was shot in the head during a demonstration against the military coup in Myanmar has died, relatives said.

The Feb. 9 shooting of Mya Thwet Thwet Khine, 20, was captured on video as the woman was protesting the ouster of Myanmar’s elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in the southeast Asian nation’s capital, Naypyitaw.

Khine was seen falling to the ground after a bullet pierced the motorcycle helmet she was wearing as protesters hurled rocks at police who sprayed water at the crowd before firing live rounds.

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A doctor at a hospital in Naypyitaw told Human Rights Watch following the shooting that Khine had lost significant brain function and was listed in critical condition. Her family told the Associated Press she died Friday — reportedly marking the first confirmed fatality of the thousands of people protesting the military takeover.

“Please participate and continue fighting until we achieve our goal,” Khine’s sister, Mya Thatoe Nwe, told

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