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World Leaders Condemn the 2021 Coup in Burma

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International Community

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

OIC is closely following the accounts on the current developments in Myanmar. In this regard, the OIC General Secretariat reiterates…

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National Council of Churches

We support the Biden administration’s plan to analyze the United States’ current sanctions as it relates to Myanmar’s military leaders,…

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Asian Civil Society

Immediately and unconditionally release all those currently arbitrarily detained; Immediately restore the Internet and all forms of communications; Allow Parliament…

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UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet

While the State has the primary responsibility to protect its population, the international community shares that responsibility, and in cases…

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The Elders

Strong https://theelders.org/sites/default/files/newsarticaldocument/20210201-ELDERS-STATEMENT-The-Elders-condemn-military-coup-d%E2%80%99e%CC%81tat-in-Myanmar.pdf

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Burmese Cardinal Bo

Source https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2021-02/myanmar-coup-cardinal-bo-peace-and-dialogue-is-the-only-way-fo.html

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Malaysia and Indonesia

Source https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/indonesia-malaysia-urge-asean-hold-talks-myanmar-coup-75704929

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Indian Government

Source https://thewire.in/diplomacy/india-statement-myanmar-democracy-coup

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UN Women

Source https://mailchi.mp/4eca788403f6/statement-un-women-calls-upon-all-stakeholders-to-listen-to-the-voices-of-women-in-myanmar-in-response-to-political-events?e=fa608095ec

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OHCHR Deputy Commissioner Nada al Nashif

"TATMADAW is the greatest impediment to Myanmar’s development as a modern democratic nation. Chief of Tatmadaw Min Aung Hlaing &…

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International Labour Organization (ILO)

“I urge military leaders to uphold commitments under the Convention to ensure that workers and employers are able to exercise…

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Burmese political leaders

Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s deposed ruling party declared themselves Friday to be the sole legitimate representatives of the people…

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UN Secretary General

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the detention of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other…

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G-7 Nations

We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America…

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Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw)’s Response

The Tatmadaw urges some Diplomatic Missions in Myanmar not to make unwarranted assumptions about the situation. The international community should…

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Statement from Myanmar military on state of emergency

The voter lists which were used during the multi-party general election which was held on the 8th of November were…

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UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews

The courageous people of Myanmar must know that they are not alone as they defend their fragile democracy. I am…

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UK Mission at the United Nations

I informed council members that we'll bring forward our plans for a Security Council meeting on #Myanmar as a matter…

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

I am gravely concerned about the situation in Myanmar following the removal of the civilian Government and the arbitrary detention…

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UN Security Council

The members of the Security Council expressed deep concern at the declaration of the state of emergency imposed in Myanmar…

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Guterres

the eve of the opening session of Myanmar’s new Parliament. He expresses his grave concern regarding the declaration of the…

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US Leaders

US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Other Defense Ministers

Joint statement of the Chiefs of Defense of Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom…

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Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

Blinken said other nations and companies worldwide should look at pulling “significant investments in enterprises that support the Burmese military.”…

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The military’s seizure of power in Burma, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials, and the…

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Rep Bera

I strongly condemn the Burmese military for undermining the will of its people by arresting democratically elected officials, including State…

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Rep. Tom Malinowski

Today, Putin's thugs jailed thousands. In Burma, the army lost an election, and just staged a coup. Around the world,…

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White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

“We are reviewing the possibility of a new executive order and we are also looking at specific targeted sanctions, both…

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Congressman Andy Levin

“What a huge disappointment to see the Burmese military quashing that country’s fragile experiment with democracy, seemingly because their favored…

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Congressman Gregory W. Meeks

"I am deeply concerned by the Burmese military’s arrest of President Win Myint, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other Burmese…

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Mitch McConnell

“Reports that Burma’s military has rounded up civilian leaders including Aung San Suu-Kyi and key civil society figures are horrifying,…

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Senator Rubio

Senator Rubio continues to closely monitor the situation in #Burma. The Burmese military should immediately release those detained, including civilian…

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Senator Young

Watching this developing situation in Myanmar. My heart goes out to those Burmese Hoosiers who have family & friends in…

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Senator Cardin

“Today’s events in Burma are extremely troubling. Rather than follow the outcome of the parliamentary elections held last November, the…

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Senator Markey

Illegal actions by the Burmese military to subvert democracy are unacceptable. The military must release all political prisoners, including State…

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Senator Merkley

Deeply concerned by the coup in Burma, where the military is detaining civilian gov’t leaders—undermining Burma’s democracy & the will…

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez

“I strongly condemn the reported detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders by the Tatmadaw. The…

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US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

The United States expresses grave concern and alarm regarding reports that the Burmese military has detained multiple civilian government leaders,…

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White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki

The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition,…

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