The number of political prisoners in Burma is growing every day since the military staged a coup on 1 February, and the military continues to arrest people who are opposing the coup. The military is not only carrying out the targeted arrest of individuals who they might consider a “risk”, but they are also conducting random mass arrests of civilians as a means of trying to instil fear and crush dissent.
Despite ongoing violence and mass arrests, people continue to protest and speak out against the military junta every day. They know they will face arrest, torture and imprisonment but they continue to stand up for freedom and federal democracy in Burma.
Political prisoners in Burma need our support and attention.
Please email British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss urging her to speak out for the political prisoners in Burma and to call for their immediate release.