The speech by Secretary-General António Guterres opened the 46th Human Rights Council; weekend of protests was marked by violent police repression that caused two deaths
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, made an appeal related to military coup no Myanmar this Monday, 22, during the opening of the 46th Human Rights Council of the international entity. He defended that “the coups have no place in the modern world” and that the authorities who are in charge of the country “must end the violence, respect the human rights and respect the will that the people expressed in the last elections ”. “I want to express my full support for the people of Myanmar in their desire for democracy, peace, human rights and the rule of law ”, concluded the Secretary-General.
Previously, the UN Human Rights Council had already requested that the country of Southeast Asian free his state councilor, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest since the day of the military coup. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the U.S, do Canada e do UK adopted sanctions against Myanmar as a way to pressure the resumption of democracy, an action that the European Union also studies to adopt. This Monday, 22nd, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to join a general strike in protest against the military junta. The new demonstration was a reaction to the tragic weekend in which at least two civilians died due to police violence.
* With information from EFE