The Myanmar Campaign Network explains why Australia can take practical steps, following the path paved by the US, UK, EU, to restore democracy in Myanmar.
The Myanmar Campaign Network is urging the Australian Government to impose a second round of sanctions on state-owned enterprises and banks that fund the junta’s atrocities, as well as travel bans on senior military officials to ensure that those responsible for human rights violations are held accountable.
The recent incident involving the deaths of at least 8 prisoners and the disappearances of many others during an alleged prison transfer in Bago Region is a stark reminder that political prisoners are still at risk.
In the past month, the Myanmar junta has killed more than 210 people in aerial attacks and the number of internally displaced persons has now jumped to 1.8 million.
Myanmar Campaign Network (MCN) welcomes the release of Australian academic Sean Turnell from prison in Myanmar, alongside other political prisoners.