Khan calls for arms embargo on Myanmar

2 October 2007 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Amnesty International, Irene Khan, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment

2006 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Irene Khan has called for prompt action from the United Nations Security Council and Asean to protect the pro-democracy demonstrators in Myanmar.

Khan, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, has urged the United Nations Security Council to immediately impose a comprehensive and mandatory arms embargo on Myanmar. She has also called on the principal suppliers of arms to Myanmar to stop supplying Myanmar with military equipment.

In an open letter to the Association of South East Asian Nations, Khan also urged ASEAB members to “take prompt and effective action to protect the right to peaceful demonstration in Myanmar and avoid further escalation of violence and human rights violations”.


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