URGENT ACTION ALERT in support of the Global Movement for Myanmar Democracy

Sign, write, circulate as widely as possible

Since the seizure of the London Myanmar embassy by the military, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has followed up with no further action. This is of great concern because it gives the impression of the UK’s recognition to the junta and continued insufficient action could embolden the junta to do the same in other Myanmar embassies around the world.

More urgently, the safety of Myanmar citizens in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark is in peril if forced to return to Myanmar once their passport/visas expire.

To help, please sign and share a petition to urge global leaders to take meaningful actions, send a personalized letter to your MP if you are a British national, and send a support form for Myanmar citizens whose passport/visas are about to expire.

Links:

Petition: tinyurl.com/visaglobalpetition

Personalised template for the British Nationals: tinyurl.com/uktempvisa

Support form for Myanmar citizens who require passport/visa extension: tinyurl.com/protectionvisa

May be an image of text that says 'Recap: What has happened in the UK? 7 April 2021: the Myanmar Embassy in London was seized by the Myanmar military attaché. April 2021: the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) released an ambiguous statement that implied its recognition of the termination of the Ambassador of Myanmar to the UK as notified by the State Administration Council (SAC) formed by the military junta. No other statements have been made since. GM4MD'

May be an image of text that says 'Why is it an Issue? This creates a dangerous precedent in which the junta will be emboldened to do the same in other countries where diplomatic staff have not demonstrated their allegiance to the military regime. The embassy in London is responsible for Myanmar citizens living in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark. If forced to return to Myanmar, they will likely face unlawful detention, torture and even death. GM4MD'

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