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Myanmar: Demonstrations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13796, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mobilise international action in response to reports of the use of lethal force against protesters in Myanmar on 28 February.

Answered on

12 March 2021

The UK was appalled at the news that protestors have died from injuries inflicted by the military. The violent crackdown on peaceful protesters is completely unacceptable and requires a strong message from the international community. As a champion of the rules based international order, we are working closely with partners to deliver a strong international response, including in our role as President of the G7. On 23 February, we secured a G7 statement which further condemned the coup and the violent response unleashed on peaceful protestors. We are convening the UN Security Council on 5 March.

Working with partners, including the US and Canada, we have sanctioned 9 military officers, including the Commander-in-Chief, for their role in the coup. We are working with partners to consider further action to apply pressure on the military.