Britain condemns charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

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  • Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Tuesday condemned the "politically motivated charges" against former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying she must be released.

"The charges against Aung San Suu Kyi are politically motivated, and the latest example of the Myanmar military undermining democratically elected politicians," he said in a statement. "Aung San Suu Kyi and all other elected politicians arbitrarily held must be released immediately.

"The UK and likeminded nations will not ignore these violations. We will ensure those responsible are held to account."

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Sarah Young)

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