Aung San Suu Kyi

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 8th March 2021.

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Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of cases of detainment without charge by the government of Myanmar; and what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar to secure the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK is deeply concerned by the arbitrary detention of democratically elected politicians, civil society, protesters and foreign nationals. We secured a strong statement from the G7 immediately after the coup condemning the actions of the military. We worked with partners at the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council to ensure that there was a strong coordinated message from the international community about the actions of the military. The Security Council was clear that all those detained arbitrarily should be released. We have also summoned the Myanmar Ambassador twice and stressed that those in arbitrary detention must be released and to seek assurances as to the wellbeing of those detained, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

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