6 February 2021
The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians (CHRP) is very concerned about the situation of several Members of the Myanmar Parliament who are under house arrest or whose movements are being severely curtailed. The IPU strongly condemned the coup in a statement issued last week.
The CHRP calls for the immediate release of the Speakers and all other detained members of the Myanmar Parliament as well as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint.
The CHRP urges the military authorities to respect the physical integrity of the parliamentarians and the democratic process, allow the new parliament to sit, and for the parliamentarians to be able to fulfil their mandate without impediment.
The CHRP also calls on parliaments and their members across the world to act in solidarity with their colleagues in Myanmar.