Despite the Burmese military committing horrific violations of international law, the British government is refusing to support the UN Security Council referring Burma to the International Criminal Court. A referral to this court means that they can investigate the crimes that have taken place and seek to prosecute those responsible.
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said that what Min Aung Hlaing’s military is doing to the Rohingya is genocide, so why does Min Aung Hlaing still have prestigious awards from Malaysia?
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Burma and Bangladesh are planning to send tens of thousands of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh back to Burma.
Rohingya in Bangladesh haven’t been consulted about the deal, but most say they don’t want to return until it's safe.
14-year-old Mai Cho Min Htwe was convicted without a trial on 30th October 2017 for allegedly being involved with an ethnic armed group. On 30th October, he was sentenced to two years in prison. There was no proper trial and he had no access to lawyers until three days after he was convicted.
Children witnessing their mother being raped by Burmese Army soldiers.
Children seeing their school friends shot.
Thousands of homes burned.
More than 650,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.
A ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ says the UN.
International donors have cut aid to 9,000 displaced villagers from Shan and Karen States.
They fled their farms and villages following attacks by the Burmese Army, and now most live in jungle and mountain camps in Burma, forced to rely on international aid. Some have lived there for ten years or more.
This is Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military. He is responsible for the biggest human rights and humanitarian crisis in Burma for decades.
The Unlawful Associations Act is used by the Burmese authorities to intimidate and arrest political activists. It is also most commonly used against members of ethnic minorities in Burma. Many political prisoners who were arrested during the period of direct military rule were charged under this act. Section 17/1 is the most commonly used section of this act.
The Telecommunications Law was introduced in 2013 and since then it has been used repeatedly to restrict freedom of speech and expression. Defamation charges under Section 66 (d) of the law have been brought against reporters, politicians and social media users. Many people have been arrested for criticising the military, the government or merely posting on Facebook.
It is now six years since the Burmese Army resumed attacks in Kachin State. In that time: