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IPU Governing Council adopted decision on human rights situation of Myanmar elected parliamentarians after unlawful military coup in 2021 February

The 212th session of the IPU Governing Council held during the 147th IPU Assembly from 23 to 27 October 2023 at Luanda, Angola adopted decision on the report of Committee on Human Rights of Parliamentarians including the situation of Myanmar elected parliamentarians after unlawful military coup and other countries.

The decision included that the military junta has arrested 41 elected parliamentarians from 2020 general election and 31 are still in detention where they are facing ill-treatment, torture and gender-based violence and that relatives of the CRPH Members have been allegedly been repeatedly subjected to harassment and abuse by the military. Father of Mr. Sithu Maung was tortured to death by the junta’s forces after his arrest.

The council urged the military authorities to stop taking physical and legal actions to members of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) and other elected legislatures in connection with their parliamentarian activities and exercising their human rights and, to abide the international principles of human rights and international humanitarian law.

The council called to all IPU Members and observers to press for the human rights and democracy principles in Myanmar, to stand in solidarity with CRPH Members and other MPs who were elected in 2020 November, to support parliamentarian alliance for Myanmar and Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Full decision is available here: https://www.ipu.org/file/13777/download

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

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