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e-3219 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Kyaw Lu from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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 ammunition during day time 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 silence 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 sanction 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 SAC and to support a peaceful democratic transition in Myanmar;
3. Condemn the fatal shootings and arresting 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
April 6, 2021, at 10:35 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 6, 2021, at 10:35 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Brad Redekopp (Saskatoon West)
June 8, 2021 (Petition No. 432-01070)
Photo - Brad Redekopp
Saskatoon West
Conservative Caucus
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