Burma: Demonstrations:Written question - HL7886

Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 15 May 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Burma: Demonstrations
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the policing of peaceful protests in Yangon, Burma, on 12 May; and what efforts have been made to ensure the release of those detained during those protests.
Answered on: 30 May 2018

We are concerned by the arrest in Rangoon on 12 May of peaceful demonstrators calling for an end to fighting in Kachin, and the violence they were subjected to. On 14 May the Minister for Asia and the Pacific urged the Burmese authorities to drop the charges against the demonstrators, and withdraw legislation limiting peaceful assembly. We urge the government to investigate those responsible for the violence.

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