The foreign ministers of the G7 countries on Tuesday condemned violence committed by Myanmar’s military against protesters and also urged them to exercise utmost restraint and respect human rights and international law. Let us tell you that thousands of pro-democracy people protesting on the streets. The group of wealthy nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, and the United States as well as the European Union’s High Representative, expressed their concern over the military coup in Myanmar.
In a joint statement, the foreign ministers said, “Use of live ammunition against unarmed people is unacceptable. Anyone responding to peaceful protests with violence must be held to account. We condemn the intimidation and oppression of those opposing the coup and remain united in condemning the coup in Myanmar. We call again for the immediate and unconditional release of those detained arbitrarily, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.”
Myanmar military declared a one-year state of emergency on Feb 1:
On February 1, Myanmar’s military declared a one-year state of emergency, following the detention of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior officials. The announcement came after weeks of rising political tensions between the military, which ruled the country for nearly five decades, and the civilian government following allegations of fraud in elections.
Myanmar remained under military rule until 2011:
This action of the army showed rising tensions between the military and the civilian government. Myanmar, also known as Burma, remained under military rule until 2011. Aung San Suu Kyi fought for years to bring democracy to the country. During this time, she had to be under house arrest for a long time.
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