2/23, 10:04 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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G7 diplomats condemn violence against protesters in Myanmar

Representatives of the G7 nations condemned on Tuesday "violence committed by Myanmar’s security forces against peaceful protests." Foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, United States, and the high representative of the European Union also called for the "immediate and unconditional release of those detained arbitrarily," including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.

"The military and the police must exercise utmost restraint and respect human rights and international law. Use of live ammunition against unarmed people is unacceptable. Anyone responding to peaceful protests with violence must be held to account," the ministers added. "We raise our concern at the crackdown on freedom of expression, including through the internet blackout and draconian changes to the law that repress free speech. The systematic targeting of protesters, doctors, civil society and journalists must stop and the state of emergency must be revoked."

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