Yagon was on fire – March 17

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere – Martin Luther King Jr.

Enough is Enough!! To bring Justice for Myanmar is crucial for the international and regional peace and democracy. Statements by United Nations and international communities are enough, the dead bodies are enough. Myanmar needs answer and tangible actions.

Today is like yesterday, everyday brings the tragic stories and scenes fill with cry, and mourning for the death heroes. Surely, another innocent young life being killed and  another doors of house being smashed and people inside being persecuted. Myanmar civilians  are facing crimes against humanity executed by the military regime.  The mobile data is already cut off and Military announced to cut the internet wifi until further notice.

Myanmar’s military regime continue to use deadly violence.  The draft of the constitution was released by the civilian government (CPRH) . According to people from Hlaing Tharyar township, armed goons are raiding into streets and continuously shooting with guns so the residents can’t get out and ask for help. Due to the internet blackout, residents can’t report situation too. The military set fire to a residential area in Hlaing Tharyar Township, and other two townships in Yangon.  Eleven young workers from a teashop in Hlaing township were arrested this afternoon without a cause and people are used as forced labour. In some townships in Yangon, some children are portered by the soldiers. According to the news from Myanmar Now, several townships in Yangon and Mandalay, the soldiers used arm and forced the to remove blockades or “they will shoot everyone no matter who put up”.

A United Nations-backed team of investigators recommends Myanmar civilians who receive orders to commit acts against international law to come forward with evidence that can be used to impeach leaders.

“They are not the ones who physically perpetrate the crimes and often are not even present at the locations where the crimes are committed,” says Koumjian, who handled cases including senior Khmer Rouge leaders. “To prove their responsibility requires evidence of reports received, orders given and how policies were set.”The independent team says it “collecting evidence regarding arbitrary arrests, torture, enforced disappearances and the use of force, including lethal force, against those peacefully opposing the coup.”

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) get rid of all ethnic armed organization from the list of terrorist organisations or illegal associations.

The Global R2P Monitoring Group has listed Myanmar as one of the countries that should be protected by the R2P. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect Executive Director, Dr. Simon Adams, urged the international community though the interview with BBC,  to act on the situation in a multitude of ways, including sanctions, the elimination of development aid . He asked for the  regional governments to take tangible actions  for solving the crisis and the need to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court.

Khin Thet San


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