Rushanara Ali MP Statement on 3 years since the attempted coup in Myanmar

Today marks three years after the attempted military coup in Myanmar. It is a day to commend those still opposing the brutal military and stand in solidarity with them. Several reports by the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK show that the genocide against Rohingya is ongoing with devastating consequences.

Rushanara Ali MP on the anniversary:

“Today I stand alongside those who are tirelessly and boldly fighting for freedom in Myanmar. Some 600,000 Rohingya remain in Rakhine State; 140,000 still trapped in camps for Internally Displaced People. The situation is a catastrophe and constitutes war crimes and crimes against humanity, causing a humanitarian crisis affecting millions. All of this has taken place in addition to the Rohingya genocide by the Myanmar military which led to around 800,000 being forced to seek refuge in Cox’s Bazaar in neighbouring Bangladesh. 

The Government must do more to call for the release of political prisoners, increase sanctions that target the Myanmar military and increased humanitarian aid support those in Myanmar and refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries.”

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