The leader of Myanmar’s military coup must free Aung San Suu Kyi, the elected leader, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab will tell the United Nations.
In a speech, Raab will call on the military to “step aside” and respect Myanmar’s democratic process.
The shooting of peaceful protesters was “unacceptable,” Raab said.
Responding to the deaths on Twitter, Mr. Raab said: “We will consider taking action, together with UK international partners, to deal with the crushing of democracy and stifling voices of the unjust. dissent ” in Myanmar.
Demonstrators dragged each other down the street after Myanmar’s army took power on February 1 and placed under house arrest for Ms. Suu Kyi.
The military accused Suu Kyi’s landslide election victory in the National League party for Democracy last year due to fraud, but gave no evidence.
Ms. Suu Kyi was accused of illegally possessing a radio and violating the country’s Disaster Law.
Speaking to the United Nations Human Rights Council that will happen next, Mr. Raab was said to say the situation in Myanmar is getting worse, with human rights abuses and abuses “well documented. enough”.
He is expected to say the crisis “increases the risk to the Rohingya and other minorities” and will call on civilian leaders like Suu Kyi to be released.
The British Foreign Minister will also use his speech to call on the United Nations to have “urgent and unchecked” access to investigate human rights violations with people in camps in China. .
He will also criticize Russia for what he will say is the “shameful” imprisonment of the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny.
“The treatment of Alexei Navalny and the violence caused by peaceful protesters can only reinforce the world’s concern that Russia is not meeting its international obligations,” said Raab.
Both China and Russia will hear him directly because they are members of the same human rights council.
The United Nations Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the United Nations Human Rights Commission, which has received widespread criticism for allowing countries with poor human rights records to become members.
The Council meets three times a year and examines the human rights records of all members of the United Nations as well as establishes investigative committees to report human rights violations in countries, including Myanmar and Syria. , Korea, Burundi and South Sudan.
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