Myanmar: Military Coup Kills Fragile Democracy

The Human Rights Watch issued a statement following the military coup in Myanmar highlighting that Governments worldwide should together demand that the Myanmar military respect the results of recent national elections and relinquish power. Asia Director Brad Adams noted that “Myanmar’s new military junta should immediately and unconditionally release all detainees, rescind the state of emergency, and recognize the duly elected parliaments. The global community should finally act in a coordinated and sustained way to defend the #Myanmar people’s fundamental freedoms and right to choose their leaders and impose targeted sanctions and other measures to reverse military abuses.” The full statements is available here.

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