Directive No : 6/2021
20th February 2021

1. Since 1 February 2021,  Myanmar Military junta abducted and began illegal lawsuits against the national leaders including President U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung Sann Suu Kyi, elected members of parliament (Hluttaw), CDM activists, civil servants and other individuals from different social statuses.

2.  Abductees arrested arbitrarily and sued as such are not granted permission to defend themselves in accordance with existing laws and the principles of international human rights but are also denied their rights to consult the allegations with the attorneys to defend.

3. These unlawful actions of the Myanmar Military junta towards abductees are violating Article 21 (b) of the Constitution,the prohibition of detention for more than 24 hours without the permission of the courts of law, and Article 375 of the Constitution, the right to defend in accordance with the law. Besides, the actions are also the violation of the principles of member states under the United Nations Charter.

4.Thus, the CRPH strongly objected to Myanmar Military junta contravening the basic human rights by forbidding the legal rights which contradicts the existing laws.

Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

* Translated by web translation team