Tuesday, February 23, 2021

G7 issued a joint statement condemning violence to Myanmar protesters


Demonstrators protesting a military coup in Yangon, Myanmar on February 22 – Photo: REUTERS

On February 23, the G7 foreign ministers issued a statement saying that the use of real bullets against protesters opposed to the coup in Myanmar was unacceptable and that the culprit was responsible, according to the report. Reuters news agency.

“Anyone who uses violence in response to peaceful protests must be held accountable,” the G7 foreign ministers stated in a joint statement.

The statement emphasized: “We condemn the intimidation and suppression of those who oppose the coup. We again call for the immediate and unconditional release of those detained arbitrarily, including state adviser Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint “.

G7 countries said they “firmly condemned” the use of violence by security forces against protesters protesting the coup in Myanmar and urged them to “maximum restraint and respect human rights and law. international law “.

At the same time they are urging the Myanmar military to allow full humanitarian access to support the most vulnerable.

According to AFP news agency, Myanmar’s military leaders are facing domestic and international pressure. In the context of the US, UK and the European Union (EU) increasing pressure with sanctions plans, protests against the coup are still heating up in this country.

To date, 3 protesters protesting the coup have been killed and one shot dead over the weekend before going on patrol to stop night-time arrests in his neighborhood in Yangon.

Malaysia suspended the deportation of 1,200 Burmese

In another development, on February 23, a Malaysian court issued a decision to suspend a plan to deport 1,200 Burmese people (including many asylum seekers and children) to their home countries, after human rights groups said. These people will be at risk if they are sent back to Myanmar.

According to the original plan, 1,200 people were expected to leave Malaysia on the afternoon of February 23 by three naval ships brought in by the Myanmar army. The US and the United Nations have criticized the controversial deportation plans, AFP News Agency reported.



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