InterAction Statement Condemning the Execution of Pro-Democracy Activists in Myanmar
InterAction condemns the execution of four Myanmar pro-democracy and opposition leaders and is deeply concerned over the humanitarian implications of the increasing violence in Myanmar.
The recent execution of four Myanmar democracy activists further shows the military junta regime’s willingness to use brutality to remain in power, as well as the continued dismantling of the rule of law and shrinking civic space—all contributing to the dire humanitarian situation across the country.
Since the 2021 coup, the international community, alongside local partners, continues to deliver assistance in Myanmar. This has been the case amidst escalating humanitarian needs and access impediments, serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, and the combined impacts of the socio-economic crisis, COVID-19, and armed conflict on civilians.
We call on the United Nations and relevant international institutions to take the necessary measures to:
- Protect and restore human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of civilians.
- Guarantee that all people in need across Myanmar have unfettered and sustained access to urgent lifesaving assistance delivered through diverse aid modalities.
- Ensure the de facto authorities and other parties to the conflict abide by International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law and cease indiscriminate attacks against civilians, including on aid workers, facilities, and assets.
InterAction stands with the people of Myanmar and their aspirations for freedom and democracy.