In Solidarity with Myanmar, as the violence against civilian protesters continues.
SIETAR Japan is outraged by the military coup in Myanmar which occurred in February 2021, and the continuing indiscriminate violence against civilian protesters. We are shocked and disheartened by the rising number of people being killed, injured, detained, and displaced. At the same time, we are truly inspired by the huge numbers of protesters from nearly every state and region in Myanmar, who have not backed down in the face of the military’s ongoing systemic brutality.
As an organization that values human rights and democracy, we believe that the people of Myanmar have the fundamental right to self-determination through a democratic legal process. We respect and support the courage of Myanmar’s ethnically diverse groups that are forming new alliances and challenging the international community to refuse to be complacent in the face of this breach of liberty. Thus, we, the steering committee of SIETAR Japan, stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar in their protests against this grave human rights violation.
In the name of SIETAR Japan members
March 31, 2021