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e-3213 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Aung Naing Thein from Sherwood Park, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Military in Myanmar staged a coup and detained democratically elected members of parliament, civilian government senior officials including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and civil society leaders on February 1, 2021;
  • Tens of thousands of people who valued democracy and justice peacefully protested against the coup in many cities of Myanmar but the military and police cracked down the protests with live ammunitions during daytime and conducted night-time raids to arrest the people;
  • Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners reported that more than 540 individuals were arrested and three were shot dead by police since February 1, 2021;
  • The number of people arrested and fatalities due to use of lethal force by police are growing everyday; and
  • Canada shall not remain silent on these violations of human rights done by the Myanmar military.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to:
1. Use the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations to impose sanctions against all members, and their business entities, of the State Administration Council of Myanmar (SAC), which is chaired and assembled by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing following the February 2021 coup;
2. Form a subcommittee under the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to monitor, study and report the human rights violations of the SAC and to support a peaceful democratic transition in Myanmar;
3. Condemn the fatal shootings and arrests of the people who oppose the military coup; and
4. Support all non-violent movements in Myanmar and Canada who are against the military coup.
Open for signature
March 3, 2021, at 1:28 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 2, 2021, at 1:28 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan)
April 14, 2021 (Petition No. 432-00791)
Photo - Garnett Genuis
Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan
Conservative Caucus
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