EP resolution of 6 October 2022 on the Media freedom crackdown in Myanmar

Strongly condemning the military junta's violent and illegitimate rule in Myanmar, MEPs urge it to drop all politically motivated charges against the members of the press and media workers, and unconditionally release every unfairly-detained journalist. They also call on the juntato immediately end its abuses, including arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence and other ill-treatment, as well as unfair trials against people working in the media.

The resolution welcomes the sanctions imposed by the Council against members of the junta and their businesses, and calls on the EU to introduce additional targeted sanctions against those responsible for the country's most serious human rights violations.Finally, MEPs condemn Russia and China for their political, economic and military backing of Myanmar's junta.