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Canada temporarily suspends operations in Sudan

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

After consulting with Canada’s Ambassador to Sudan, the decision has been made to temporarily suspend our operations in Sudan. Canadian diplomats will temporarily work from a safe location outside of the country. They will continue working with the Government of Sudan, neighbouring countries, as well as with like-minded governments and the international community to coordinate the response to this crisis, and to support Canadians still in country.

Canada deplores guilty verdict for Vladimir Kara-Murza

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada deplores the guilty verdict handed down to Russian political activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who has been sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment in Russia for making legitimate political comments. This court ruling is yet another gross violation of Russia’s international human rights commitments.

Statement on North Korea’s continued missile launches

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada strongly condemns North Korea’s launch yesterday of an intercontinental ballistic missile. These continued advancements in their missile program and reckless provocations violate United Nations Security Council resolutions, undermine the region’s peace and security and are putting civilian lives at risk.

Media Freedom Coalition Executive Group Statement: Detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich 

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Executive Group of the Media Freedom Coalition strongly condemns the Russian Federation's detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. The detention of journalists under the guise of espionage charges is troubling and undermines the basic principles of democracy and rule of law. Mr. Gershkovich is a widely respected journalist who has spent years reporting on events in Russia with insight and integrity.

Canada condemns dissolution of political parties by Myanmar regime

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada condemns the Myanmar regime’s dissolution of 40 political parties, including the National League for Democracy and Shan Nationalities League for Democracy. These clear attempts to undermine Myanmar’s democratic institutions and to silence opposition voices will only serve to deepen the ongoing crisis in Myanmar and delay the return to a fully democratic and inclusive Myanmar.

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