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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS AND THE UN MUST OPENLY SUPPORT THE MYANMAR PROTESTERS / NO RETURN TO MILITARY RULE–RESTORE DEMOCRACY NOW

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT PRESS RELEASE ON MYANMAR – 18 MARCH 2021

• SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTERS IN MYANMAR
• NO RETURN TO MILITARY RULE – RESTORE DEMOCRACY NOW
• END THE ARRESTS, TORTURE AND KILLINGS
• DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS AND THE UN MUST OPENLY SUPPORT THE MYANMAR PROTESTERS

Terror and courage in Myanmar
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. The shocking genocide of the Rohingya people, which tarnished Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Chi's reputation, recently brought Myanmar to the world's attention.

The people of Myanmar are living an ongoing nightmare since 1 February 2021, when the mililtary declared falsely that the election on 8 November 2020 was fraudulent. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, the Tatmadaw, launched a violent coup – the first since 1988 - to overthrow the election, which had been won in a landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. In late 2019, Aung San Suu Kyi unsuccessfully defended this same general and the military against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Her collaboration with and attempt to co-govern with the military proved fruitless, as she and other parliamentarians including president Win Myint were immediately arrested under trumped-up charges following the coup on 1st February. The military is now ruthlessly dismantling civilian rule and reversing the steps begun about ten years ago towards democracy. Two officials of the elected government are among five people known to have died after being tortured.

Unprecedented unity among the protesters

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS AND THE UN MUST OPENLY SUPPORT THE PROTESTERS IN MYANMAR

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT PRESS RELEASE ON MYANMAR – 18 MARCH 2021

• SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTERS IN MYANMAR
• NO RETURN TO MILITARY RULE – RESTORE DEMOCRACY NOW
• END THE ARRESTS, TORTURE AND KILLINGS
• DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS AND THE UN MUST OPENLY SUPPORT THE PROTESTERS IN MYANMAR

Terror and courage in Myanmar
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. The shocking genocide of the Rohingya people, which tarnished Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Chi's reputation, recently brought Myanmar to the world's attention.

The people of Myanmar are living an ongoing nightmare since 1 February 2021, when the mililtary declared falsely that the election on 8 November 2020 was fraudulent. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, the Tatmadaw, launched a violent coup – the first since 1988 - to overthrow the election, which had been won in a landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. In late 2019, Aung San Suu Kyi unsuccessfully defended this same general and the military against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Her collaboration with and attempt to co-govern with the military proved fruitless, as she and other parliamentarians including president Win Myint were immediately arrested under trumped-up charges following the coup on 1st February. The military is now ruthlessly dismantling civilian rule and reversing the steps begun about ten years ago towards democracy. Two officials of the elected government are among five people known to have died after being tortured.

Unprecedented unity among the protesters

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