UN accuses Myanmar military junta of “gathering” army in the north

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His special rapporteur UN for human rights in Myanmar, The Tom Andrews He accused the country’s military junta yesterday of “gathering tens of thousands of troops and heavy weapons” in the north of the country, expressing fears of “atrocities”.

“We must all be prepared, just like the people in this section Myanmar“for even more mass atrocities,” he said Andrews in United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“These tactics are a bleak recollection of the tactics used by the armed forces before their genocidal attacks on Rohingya in State of Rakhine in 2016 and 2017 “, he added, emphasizing that he has received information that a very large number of military forces are moving to remote areas of the northern and northwestern part of the country.

According to an announcement UN Human Rights Council, The Andrews presented at General Assembly of UN the conclusions of its annual report on the human rights situation in Myanmar.

As underlined, its military junta Myanmar continues to commit “possible crimes against humanity and war crimes” after last February ‘s coup.

“I stand before this honorable body today to convey to you a simple request of its people Myanmar“to worry about the ongoing catastrophe and to turn that concern into important action,” he said, urging the US diplomat.

Last week, the army, which seized power in a Feb. 1 coup against the political government of the country’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, announced on the occasion of the Buddhist feast Thaddeus, the release of 5,636 detainees arrested for protesting against the military coup.

Hundreds of pardoned political prisoners found their families happy in front of prisons, with some promising to return to the battle against the military regime.

However, yesterday Friday, according to a NGOs, more than 100 opponents of the regime were arrested again.

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