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UK condemns jailing of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

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By Reuters
UK condemns jailing of Myanmar's Suu Kyi
UK condemns jailing of Myanmar's Suu Kyi   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – Britain said the jailing of Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi for four years on charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions was another “appalling attempt” by the regime to stifle opposition.

“The sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi is another appalling attempt by Myanmar’s military regime to stifle opposition and suppress freedom and democracy,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.

“The United Kingdom calls on the regime to release political prisoners, engage in dialogue and allow a return to democracy. The arbitrary detention of elected politicians only risks further unrest.”