The Legacy of Min Aung Hlaing and Myanmar's Military Dictatorship – A Military Dictatorship facilitating Ethnic Cleansing, Tyranny and Disregard for Human Rights
Dear All, Due to General Min Aung Hlaing's tyranny, Myanmar is like a lost puppy, which needs protection by the NGO community. Myanmar has one of the worst human rights records in the world; due to Min Aung Hlaing's tyranny. Injustice, police violence, rape, torture, murder and abductions are escalating in Myanmar; due to the tyranny of the evildoer Min Aung Hlaing and his henchmen. A tragic testament of Myanmar’s ongoing military repression and impunity, the military coup in 2021 has driven Myanmar into an abyss of tyranny, torture and torment. 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. On 1 February 2021, President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained, along with ministers and members of Parliament, by Gen. Min Aung Hlaing – a blatant violation of International Law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 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. The International Community has implemented coordinated sanctions against Myanmar officials - including Mr Thida Oo and Mr Tun Tun Oo - who are responsible for the persecution and unlawful imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi; having sentenced Myanmar's leader to an additional seven years of prison time. The trial was a blatant travesty of justice, brought about by bogus charges from Min Aung Hlaing. Min Aung Hlaing and the Burmese military must release all detainees, relinquish the power they have illegally seized and recognize the duly elected parliament from 2021 - so that Rule of Law, Justice and Democracy can be restored in Myanmar. The International Community is advised to keep a safe distance from the military dictatorship in Myanmar, until the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has been restored in Myanmar. In the meantime domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights issues concerning Myanmar will be handled by the NGO BTB-Global Peacebuilding. Love and Light, Acting President of Myanmar / ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် Mark / BTB-Global Peacebuilding / ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် သမ္မတ. Vienna - Austria, 1. May 2023
- 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 AungThe International Community is advised to keep a safe distance from Gen. Min Aung Hlaing and his henchmen until rule of law, justice, democracy and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) have been restored in Myanmar.In the meantime domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights issues concerning the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will be handled by the NGO BTB-Global Peacebuilding.We 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.Happy New Year / ပျော်ရွှင်ဖွယ်နှစ်သစ် / Love and Light Acting President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar / ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် Mark O'Doherty / BTB-Global Peacebuilding.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.The tyrant - the evildoer Min Aung Hlaing - must be brought to Justice. Period. Love and Light Acting President of Myanmar / ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် Mark / BTB-Global Peacebuilding / ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် သမ္မတ.