On the International Day of Democracy, the IUF is again calling for a return to democracy in Myanmar and for targeted sanctions against all companies involved with military businesses or the military cronies.
- In letters to the CEOs of Hilton Worldwide and Accor, IUF General Secretary Sue Longley has called on them to cease immediately their business relationships with the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military dictatorship
- Hilton Worldwide is operating the Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa, in partnership with Eden Hotels & Resorts Company Limited, listed in the report to the UN Human Rights Council by the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
- Groupe Accor SA is operating The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw–MGallery by Sofitel and the Novotel Yangon Max, in partnership with the Max Myanmar group, whose owner, Mr. Zaw Zaw, is a known military crony with very close ties to senior military generals; the Max Myanmar group is also listed in the report to the UN Human Rights Council by the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
- Since the February 1 coup, 1,080 protesters have been killed. 8,048 participants in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) have been arrested with more than 6,398 still in detention