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Myanmar: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 179220, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Myanmar military on the torture of political prisoners in that country.

Answered on

15 April 2021

The arbitrary detention of thousands of people, as well as credible reports of torture are deeply concerning. It is essential that all those arbitrarily detained, are released. We condemn the politically motivated charges against those who are protesting against the coup. The people's right to a peaceful protest should be respected. We urge the military to exercise utmost restraint and respect human rights and international law.

We continue to shine a spotlight on the actions of the military on the international stage, including through the UN Security Council and the G7. On 10 March, the UK secured a Presidential Statement at the UN Security Council condemning violence and calling on the military to respect human rights and democracy.

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