Ambassador Myanmar does not enter his own embassy: ‘Coup in the heart of London’

The Myanmar Ambassador to the United Kingdom is no longer allowed to enter his own Embassy in London. He claims to have been excluded by his deputy, allegedly because he is an opponent of the military coup in his country.

Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn recently disengaged from the junta which committed a coup d‘état in early February and arrested Head of Government Aung San Suu Kyi. The ambassador recently called for her release.

As a result, he was standing in front of a closed door last night:

This is my building

Diplomatic sources tell news agency Reuters that Deputy Ambassador to London Chit Win has taken over contact with the military and has excluded the ambassador.

Kyaw Zwar Minn claims to be in contact with the British Foreign Ministry about the situation that has arisen. He spoke to protesters in front of the embassy. “This is my building. I have to go in. That’s why I‘m here,” he said to Reuters. “It’s a kind of coup in the heart of London.”

After the coup, demonstrations broke out in Myanmar, which are crushed by brutal force. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, more than 550 people have been killed by the army since the seizure of power on 1 February. About 2750 people have been captured or punished.