Statement by Myanmar human rights organisations on Myanmar coup

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APC member organisation Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO) is one of the signatories of the following .

We, representatives of Myanmar human rights organisations, condemn the military coup in the strongest terms. We condemn the military’s seizure of all legislative, executive, and judicial powers.

We Myanmar people have repeatedly demonstrated our desire for democracy, freedom, peace, justice, human rights, and development. The National League for Democracy won the 8 November 2020 General Elections, which were confirmed as free and fair by many national and international observers. We Myanmar people do not want a return to dictatorship, conflict, and decline.

We call on the military to immediately:

  • Respect the election results.

  • Unconditionally release all those detained.

  • Refrain from all acts of violence, including against protesters and resolute MPs.

  • Restore and maintain full internet connectivity.

  • Return power to the elected parliament and government.

We also call on the international community – including the governments of China, Russia, and our ASEAN neighbours – to:

  • 香蕉视频app安卓Unconditionally condemn the coup.

  • Support the restoration of the government and parliament elected on 8 November 2020.

  • Stop all cooperation with and assistance to the military.

  • Support those at risk during the coup.

Signed by,

香蕉视频app安卓Action Committee for Democracy Development (ACDD)

香蕉视频app安卓Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters (HRDP)

Athan – Freedom of Expression Activist Organization

香蕉视频app安卓Democracy, Peace and Women’s Organization (DPW)

Digital Rights Collective

Equality Myanmar

香蕉视频app安卓Free Expression Myanmar (FEM)

FREELAND Organization

Future Light Center

香蕉视频app安卓Human Rights Educators’ Network

香蕉视频app安卓Karen Human Rights Group

Karenni Human Rights Group

香蕉视频app安卓Land in Our Hands

Minhla Youth Centre

香蕉视频app安卓Myan ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO)

香蕉视频app安卓Peace & Development Center – Meikhtila

Pluralistic Society

香蕉视频app安卓Progressive Voice

香蕉视频app安卓SMILE Myanmar

SYNERGY – Social Harmony Organization

香蕉视频app安卓The Seagull: Human Rights, Peace & Development

Thu Kha Mein Institute

香蕉视频app安卓Women Development Society

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