A British diplomat announced that the British government summoned the Burmese ambassador to the United Kingdom on Monday to condemn the “coup” and demand the “immediate release” of the de facto head of the civilian government, Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained civilian leaders.
Burmese Ambassador Kyaw Min’s visitors were summoned to the Foreign Office and British Minister of State for Asia Nigel Adams condemned the “military coup and the illegal imprisonment of civilians, including Aung San Suu Kyi,” according to a ministry spokesman.
Adams called for “security guarantees for all detainees and called for their immediate release.”
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued his condemnation of the events in the Southeast Asian country.
The Burmese military launched a coup on Monday, claiming it was necessary to maintain “stability,” and promising to hold “free and fair” elections at the end of the one-year state of emergency.
The military accuses the electoral commission of not correcting the “colossal abuses” that occurred, they said, during the legislative elections in November, which Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, won by a large majority. ), In power since the 2015 elections.
The coup generated a torrent of international condemnation.
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