The human rights situation in Myanmar/Burma has deteriorated rapidly since the military coup of 1 February. Over 700 people have been killed by the military in the cities, where live ammunition and horrific beatings are deployed with impunity. More than 3,000 people have been jailed. Away from the cities, the military has broken its ceasefire with ethnic groups and is attacking civilians, with over 20,000 people displaced following airstrikes in Karen State that began on 27 March.
Two year old Saw Ta Eh Ka Lu Moo Taw survived an airstrike in Karen State that killed his father.
The EU, UK and US governments have now sanctioned the Myanmar/Burma military, but the international community must do more to prevent violence from escalating further.
Write to the Foreign Secretary now and call on the UK government to lead a global arms embargo against the Myanmar/Burma military.
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