Time for a Global UN Arms Embargo

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.

After police stations and government offices were attacked by Rohingya militants, killing police and military personnel, instead of going after those who carried out the attacks, the military launched a brutal campaign, targeting all Rohingya people indiscriminately, even children.

Since 25th August, more than 370,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh. Rohingya sources estimate 5,000 or more people have been killed, and tens of thousands of homes destroyed.

The United Nations has said that the Burmese army’s attacks against the Rohingya in Burma are a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

The UN is investigating the Burmese military for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Rakhine state and against other ethnic minorities in Shan and Kachin State.

Despite this, there is still no global arms embargo on Burma.

Please email the Foreign Secretary and ask the British government to support a global UN arms embargo.