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Many in Myanmar consider fleeing Thailand to escape conscription order

Young people in Myanmar are looking for ways to flee the country to evade the compulsory conscription order announced by the ruling military on 12 February, with an increasing number heading to Thailand, the AP reports. But movement in the country is especially hard for pro-democracy supporters as the military junta has restricted their movement and increased scrutiny since seizing complete power after a coup two years ago. For more, read these accounts of three young men who fled from the Sagaing region, which has borne the brunt of the military’s violence.

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