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HRRC Urges the UN and ASEAN to Take Action in Myanmar

August 4, 2021

Myanmar's United Nations ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Cited article by Agence France-Presse, The Guardian

HRRC's Response:

The United Nations ambassador to Myanmar, Kyaw Moe Tun, has remained in the country despite having been fired by the military junta after their coup in February. Since then, Kyaw Moe Tun has reported several instances of human rights abuses, including torture and massacres.

The junta allegedly massacred innocent civilians in the remote regions of Sagaing and Kani last month. Human Rights Watch issued its own report on July 31, accusing the junta of crimes against humanity and calling for action.

HRRC supports UN ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's call for an arms embargo and sanctions on the Myanmar military junta. In addition, HRRC urges the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to put pressure on Myanmar to end these atrocities.


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