Since the attempted coup in February 2021, nearly 26,000 people have been arrested and charged for standing up against the military. Torture, sexual harassment, and abuse in detention centres have become a common practice against activists to humiliate and break them into submission. Often the military returns the dead bodies of activists who died during torture to family members without any explanation.
The military continues to arrest people opposing the coup by not only carrying out the targeted arrest of individuals who they might consider a "risk", but they are also conducting random arrests of civilians to try to instil fear and crush dissent.
Despite ongoing violence and mass arrests, people continue to protest and speak out against the military junta daily. 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 the British Foreign Secretary urging him to speak out more for Burma's political prisoners and call for their immediate release.