Former President Jonathan calls for unconditional release of Myanmar’s democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi

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Nigerian former president Dr Goodluck Ebelechukwu Jonathan @GEJonathan has joined world leaders in calling on Myanmar’s military junta to unconditionally release toppled leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Dr Goodluck Jonathan made this demand via his official Twitter account where he tweeted:


“I call for the unconditional release of Myanmar’s democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. I stand in solidarity with democracy all over the world and call for a return to constitutional order in Myanmar.

GEJ”

Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted from power and detained after a military coup that triggered international condemnation and sanctions threats from the new US president, Joe Biden.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi

Armed troops patrolled the capital Naypyidaw, where Suu Kyi and other National League for Democracy party leaders were detained in pre-dawn raids on Monday just ahead of the scheduled resumption of parliament.

Myanmar Military barricades areas where Aung San Suu Kyi was detained
Myanmar Military barricades areas where Aung San Suu Kyi was detained

Soldiers were also stationed Tuesday outside the dormitories for parliamentarians in Naypyidaw, with one NLD MP describing it as “an open-air detention centre”.

The military justified its seizure of power by alleging widespread fraud in elections held three months ago that the NLD won in a landslide.

Myanmar military
Myanmar military

The military said it would hold power under a state of emergency for 12 months, claiming it would then hold fresh elections.

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