Myanmar – New prison sentence imposed on Ms Aung San Suu Kyi (16 Aug.22)


France condemns the new prison sentence passed yesterday on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi following another arbitrary procedure. Once again, the military junta is seeking to undermine the legitimacy of democratically elected opposition members, contrary to the constructive political dialogue the Burmese people and international community wish to see.

France reiterates its call for the immediate, unconditional release of all arbitrarily detained prisoners and for the cessation of violence perpetrated by the Burmese security forces. It maintains its support for ASEAN, which at the beginning of the month reaffirmed a firm, unambiguous position vis-à-vis the military regime, and for the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, whose role to find a way out of the crisis is more crucial than ever.