Tokyo, 29 July 2022 (TDI): The G7 Foreign Ministers gave their Statement on the executions by the military junta in Myanmar.

The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States of America (USA) were part of the statement.

The High Representative of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell Fontelles also strongly condemned the four executions by the military junta in Myanmar.

These executions are the first to take place in Myanmar in more than thirty years. The lack of fair trials and these executions demonstrate the junta’s disregard for the country’s democratic ambitions.

Victims of Executions

The executed persons include the popular members of the democratic opposition. It included the democracy activists Kyaw Min Yu, Phyo Zeyar Thaw, Aung Thura Zaw, and Hla Myo Aung.

They mentioned that their hearts go out to the families of the four victims. G7 also has sympathies for the numerous others who have perished, been detained, or been subjected to torture in Myanmar since the military erroneously assumed power in February 2021.

G7 also continues to strongly oppose the military takeover in Myanmar. It also expressed extreme concern over the country’s political, economic, social, humanitarian, and human rights situations.

It demands that the military government stops using violence right away. They must stop carrying out additional arbitrary killings, also, release all political prisoners and people who have been arrested without cause, and put the nation back on the path to democracy.

The G7 countries demanded that the military must execute the ASEAN Five Point Consensus in a meaningful way. It should also continue to support ASEAN’s efforts in this regard.

This entails engaging in an open discourse with a variety of democratic opposition groups. G7 also continues to support the UN’s initiatives and facilitate efficient communication between the Special Envoys for ASEAN and the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar.