Statement on the execution of pro-democracy and opposition leaders in Myanmar
Statement25 July 2022
Ireland condemns in the strongest possible terms the execution of four pro-democracy figures by the military regime in Myanmar. These cruel and inhumane killings are renewed evidence of the ongoing brutality of the Tatamdaw. Ireland extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of Phyo Zeya Thaw, Kyaw MinYu (Ko Jimmy), Aung Thura Zaw, and Hla Myo Aung. Ireland remains strongly opposed to the use of the death penalty in all cases and in all circumstances. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and is contrary to the right to life. Ireland calls on the military to release all those arbitrarily detained in Myanmar and once again condemns the politically motivated convictions of other detainees.
Ireland reiterates that the military have no mandate to govern Myanmar. We will continue to work with our partners in the European Union, and at the United Nations, to support the critical work of the United Nations and ASEAN in seeking to end violence in Myanmar and to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis. We stand with the people of Myanmar and support their efforts to return the country to its democratic path.
Please see below the Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU: Myanmar/Burma: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the execution of pro-democracy and opposition leaders in Myanmar/Burma - Consilium (europa.eu)
25 July 2022