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The ambassador, Ranieri Sabatucci, risked inflaming persecution of unionists, said the Industrial Workers' Federation of Myanmar, in a letter (Photo: Radek Kucharski)

EU diplomat in Myanmar accused of endangering activists' lives

The EU ambassador in Myanmar is putting trade unionists' lives at risk by publicly "denigrating" them, they say. Western activists agree. Brussels says: "No".

The ambassador, 62-year old Italian Ranieri Sabatucci, who is a career EU official, risked inflaming persecution of unionists by "openly undermining the credibility" of groups such as Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar and the Industrial Workers' Federation of Myanmar (IWFM), the IWFM's president Khaing Zar Aung said in a lett...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

The ambassador, Ranieri Sabatucci, risked inflaming persecution of unionists, said the Industrial Workers' Federation of Myanmar, in a letter (Photo: Radek Kucharski)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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