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1 Feb 2022

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The Asia Justice Coalition

Asia Justice Coalition expresses grave concern over crimes being committed by the Myanmar military & inaction of intl. community

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URGENT CALL FOR ACTION: ONE YEAR INTO MYANMAR COUP, GROWING IMPUNITY & INTERNATIONAL INDIFFERENCE, 1 February 2022

... Despite multiple targeted economic sanctions by the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and the European Union, the military-owned and controlled companies involved in timber and the natural oil and gas industries, continue to engage in business and generate revenue. The protracted supply of weapons from various countries to junta despite calls for a global arms embargo is contributing to the commission of mass atrocities...

The continued inaction on the part of the UN Security Council – the world body tasked with maintaining international peace and security – has bolstered the confidence of the Myanmar military and has entrenched impunity. This inaction includes a failure to refer the situation in the country to the International Criminal Court. The political, economic, humanitarian, and health crises that is facing Myanmar will continue to deteriorate if no meaningful action is taken soon.

The Asia Justice Coalition expresses its grave concern regarding crimes being committed by the Myanmar military and the inaction of the international community. It calls upon:

  • The Myanmar junta to immediately end all violations of international law including torture, targeted killings, enforced disappearance, and release all arbitrarily detained persons, and quash wrongful convictions.
  • The military to stop ongoing attacks and military operations across the country which entail systematic gross human rights and international humanitarian law violations that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • The military junta to facilitate safe, rapid, and unimpeded humanitarian access including full protection, safety and security of humanitarian and medical personnel...
  • The UN Security Council to impose a global arms embargo on Myanmar’s security forces including a prohibition on security assistance and the sale of dual-use technology, and targeted sanctions on junta leaders, military-owned companies such as timber, oil, and natural gas companies...

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