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The Legacy of Min Aung Hlaing and Myanmar's Military Dictatorship – A Military Dictatorship facilitating Ethnic Cleansing, Tyranny and Disregard for Human Rights

ByDr Mark O'Doherty

Dear All, Due to Gen Min Aung Hlaing's tyranny and oppression, Myanmar needs protection by the NGO Community. Myanmar has one of the worst human rights records in the world; due to Min Aung Hlaing's despotic dictatorship. Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the NLD Party - which won a landslide election victory in 2020 - was arrested on 1 February 2021, following an illegal military takeover. Aung San Suu Kyi's unlawful imprisonment is a travesty of justice; perpetrated by Min Aung Hlaing and his henchmen. A tragic testament of Myanmar’s ongoing military repression and impunity, the military has sent a wave of bloodshed through the country, killing 8,000 civilians and 165 Children since the military illegally seized power. Min Aung Hlaing is responsible for systematic violence, assassinations, arbitrary detentions and the killings of Children. UN Chief António Guterres has demanded that the Myanmar junta immediately returns to democracy, saying it was the only way to stop the unending nightmare engulfing the country. Myanmar’s military has razed villages, has bombed hospitals, schools and even a concert. An estimated 1.3 million people are displaced and living in horrific conditions. Detainees have been subjected to torture and mistreatment; including beatings, rape and prolonged stress positions. The UN Human Rights chief, Volker Türk, said that the regime was using the death penalty to crush political opposition. "The Myanmar regime’s brutal violence against civilians and its denial of life-saving humanitarian aid reflect utter contempt for Humanity”, the UN Human Rights Chief told the Human Rights Council. Hence the International Criminal Court (ICC) must bring Min Aung Hlaing to Justice, to restore Human Rights and International Law in Myanmar. NB: As it stands Aung San Suu Kyi’s "partial pardon" is meaningless; because she will be kept in detention until she is more than 100 years old, if she lives that long. The Burmese military must release all detainees, relinquish the power they have illegally seized and recognize the duly elected parliament from 2021 - so that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Child Rights (UNCRC) can be restored in Myanmar. Love and Light / Peace Profound. Acting President of Myanmar / ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌ Mark - BTB-Global Peacebuilding / IPA - UNITED NATIONS - ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌ သမ္မတ / 中华人民共和国主席 / ASEAN - INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT - THE PENTAGON 18. April 2024


Publication Date
Feb 8, 2021
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By (author): Dr Mark O'Doherty




"Myanmar coup: who are the military figures running the country?" / Army stalwarts take over Myanmar leadership after coup that removed Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies from governmentIt should also be noted, that Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy army commander, Soe Win, are responsible of orchestrating systematic violence against the Rohingya - with more than 750,000 Rohingya having been forced to flee to BangladeshUnited Nations investigators said Myanmar’s operation - under the military leadership of General Min Aung Hlaing - included mass killings, gang-rapes and widespread arson and was executed with genocidal intent.Hence it is very important that the military leaders of Myanmar support the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, as the repatriation of refugees is essential to rebuilding the country.Military leaders in Myanmar blocking the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, are guilty of violating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and therefore must be removed from office.Also, perpetrators of human rights violations in Myanmar must be charged and convicted, so Rohingya children are protected from these atrocities ever happening again."Myanmar's genocide against Rohingya not over, says rights group" / Lawyers and activists say persecution of Muslims is continuing despite UN actionMyanmar is continuing to commit genocide against Rohingya Muslims in breach of orders by the UN’s top court, according to human rights lawyers and activists."Myanmar coup: Joe Biden threatens to resume sanctions" / US president calls for international solidarity in confronting generals who have seized power in country“The United States removed sanctions on Burma over the past decade based on progress toward democracy. The reversal of that progress will necessitate an immediate review of our sanction laws and authorities, followed by appropriate action”Hence the International Community must come together in one voice to press the Burmese military to immediately relinquish the power they have seized, so that rule of law and democracy can be restored in Myanmar."Three-finger salute: Hunger Games symbol adopted by Myanmar protesters" / The gesture was first used after a coup in Thailand in 2014 and has since come to stand for solidarity and resistance across the regionHuman Rights Watch Myanmar: "Military Coup Kills Fragile Democracy" / Governments Should Press for Release of Detainees, Return to Civilian Rule“Myanmar’s new military junta should immediately and unconditionally release all detainees, rescind the state of emergency, and recognize the duly elected parliament,” said Brad Adams, Asia director“The global community should finally act in a coordinated and sustained way to defend the Myanmar people’s fundamental freedoms and right to choose their leaders, and impose targeted sanctions and other measures to reverse military abuses.”Amnesty International Myanmar: "Aung San Suu Kyi, others arrested as military coup underway""This is an ominous moment for people in Myanmar, and threatens a severe worsening of military repression and impunity."Amnesty International Myanmar: "New internet blackout heinous and reckless”"To shut down the internet amid a volatile coup, a humanitarian crisis and a health pandemic is a heinous and reckless decision."Since the 1 February coup, people in Myanmar have been forced into a situation of abject uncertainty. An expanded internet shutdown will put them at greater risk of more egregious human rights violations at the hands of the military.BBC: "Myanmar coup: What is happening and why?" / Myanmar's military has announced it has taken control of the country, a decade after agreeing to hand power to a civilian governmentHence General Min Aung Hlaing must immediately and unconditionally release all detainees, rescind the state of emergency, and recognize the duly elected parliament, so that democratic freedoms can be restored in Myanmar; as stipulated by the UDHR.Healing Israel-Palestine"Netanyahu formally pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes" / PM alleged to have accepted gifts from billionaires and traded favours with media and telecoms mogulsIsrael’s longest-serving leader is alleged to have accepted hundreds of thousands of pounds in luxury gifts from billionaire friends and traded valuable favours with Israeli media and telecoms moguls for favourable news coverage.Healing Mother Russia"Russian Communist Lawmaker Detained for ‘Observing’ Navalny Protests"“The authorities have long been preparing for this, seeking out various ways to silence Nikolai,” Olga Alimova, the Communist Party’s Saratov regional branch leader, wrote on FacebookBondarenko has regularly filmed himself arguing with pro-Kremlin deputies during Saratov region Duma sessions and had previously been detained for protesting Russia’s controversial move to raise the pension age."Russian Lawmaker Tries to Survive on $50 Pension, Calls It ‘Genocide’ "‘Everything Will Be Fine’: Russians Share Selfies in Red to Support Yulia Navalnaya / Thousands of Russians are posting photos in red clothing to social media in support for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his wife YuliaHealing Myanmar – Restoring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Myanmar.THE GUARDIAN: "Silent strike empties streets in Myanmar on anniversary of coup" / Shops abandoned as public defies military threats and stays at home a year after ousting of government.Since the coup, more than 1,500 people have been killed, and at least 11,838 people have been arrested in military crackdowns, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.Detainees have been subjected to torture and mistreatment, including beatings, gender-based violence and prolonged stress positions, according to research by Human Rights Watch.As of 27 December, about 320,900 people were internally displaced across Myanmar, as a result of the crisis and escalating conflict, according to the United Nations.DER STANDARD: "Uno untersucht mutmaßliche Verbrechen gegen Menschlichkeit in Myanmar" / Ermittler der Vereinten Nationen gehen schweren Vorwürfen nach. Gegen Verantwortliche in der Justiz wurden neue Sanktionen verhängt.FRANCE 24: " ‘Leave or die’: Myanmar refugees recount how they fled the junta" / "Save the Children confirms two staff members among Myanmar massacre dead" / "I couldn’t kill innocent people: Myanmar soldiers defect to join resistance""Teachers on the run: striking public sector workers hunted by Myanmar’s military" / Protests against the coup mean hospitals and schools are on the brink of collapse, while workers have left their homes to avoid arrest and interrogation.THE GUARDIAN: " ‘We’ll keep reporting, whatever the risk from the junta,’ say Myanmar’s journalists" / To avoid arrest, the staff of the 74 Media left their home city, only to face shellfire in their border refuge.FRANCE 24: "Myanmar coup anniversary: Government in exile urges France to act against junta" / Members of Myanmar's exile government spoke in Paris on January 31 about the role France and other countries can play against the junta.ALJAZEERA: "World accused of ‘sitting and watching’ as Myanmar slides to war" / Myanmar coup: A year of protest, reprisals and diplomatic inertia: "The world is doing nothing but just sitting and watching.” - NUG Foreign Minister Zin Mar AungWe would like to emphasize that the International Community stands in solidarity with the People of Mynamar against tyranny extrajudicial killings, torture, human rights violations. and all forms of violence.GUARDIAN: "More than 100 Rohingya refugees jailed for trying to flee Myanmar camps“ / The Myanmar junta’s latest jailing of Rohingya is a reminder to the world that the architects of the Rohingya genocide remain in power in Myanmar.UNITED NATIONS / Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."ALJAZEERA: "At least 40 killed in Myanmar military air attacks" / Three first responders were killed in a second attack while rescue work was being carried out. Hence a revolution is necessary in Myanmar to restore Democracy and Human Rights.GUARDIAN: "Aung San Suu Kyi given partial pardon by Myanmar junta" / A lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi has previously described the cases as absurd. The UN security council has called for her release; which the Myanmar junta should comply with.Domestic Policy and Foreign Policy concerning Myanmar will be handled by the NGO BTB-Global Peacebuilding; until the UDHR has been restored in Myanmar. Love and Light. President of Myanmar, Mark / UN - INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTREUTERS: "In a rebel-held Myanmar town fragile unity pushes junta to the brink" / GUARDIAN: "People flee to Thailand amid intense fighting in Myanmar" / Min Aung Hlaing must be brought to Justice; to restore Democracy in Myanmar. / IPA - MarkUN NEWS: "We must urgently find our way back to Peace" says High Commissioner Volker Türk at the Human Rights Council / We order Volker Türk Gen. Maung Saungkha, the CIA and MI6 to restore Peace and Human Rights (UDHR) in Myanmar. משיח / ٱلْمَهْدِيّ

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