Myanmar: Journalism

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in Myanmar on journalists who are awaiting criminal trials and executions.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Since the coup, the UK has had no senior bilateral engagement with the military regime. The UK continues to raise our concerns publicly about the treatment of journalists. The UK opposes the death penalty in all circumstances. I made this clear in my statement of 7 June in response to reports that the military regime was planning on executing individuals involved in the pro-democracy movement.

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