UN calls for arms embargo, sanctions, consumer boycott against Myanmar military

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Seven days after his fighters started raging towns in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, butchering thousands as they consumed individuals alive in their homes and assaulted ladies and youngsters, the nation’s military boss welcomed neighborhood organizations to a donation function to help the wicked battle.

The September 2017 service, where Senior General Min Aung Hlaing raised over $1.4m, is only one case of how the Myanmar military has abused an enormous system of business binds to support “brutal operations against ethnic groups”, a United Nations (UN) fact-discovering mission said in a report distributed on Monday.

In a 111-page report, a board of three legitimate specialists approached the worldwide network to cut off all ties with the Tatmadaw – the military is known locally – encouraging money related authorizations, an arms ban, and a purchaser blacklist, according to Al-Jazeera news reports.

It pursues a report a year ago by the mission that called for Min Aung Hlaing and other senior military authorities to be arraigned for slaughter for their job in the fierce 2017 crackdown, which constrained more than 730,000 Rohingya to escape to Bangladesh.

The report offers a guide for anybody hoping to hit the commanders in their pockets by attempting “to map as comprehensively as we’ve been able to the economic activities of the military”, Christopher Sidoti, an individual from the board and a worldwide human rights legal counselor, told Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera has reached Myanmar’s military however has not gotten an answer.

The report distinguishes in excess of 120 organizations associated with everything from development and pharmaceuticals to the travel industry and diamond mining that are claimed by two dark military combinations, the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) and Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL).

The report likewise names 59 outside organizations that have joint endeavors or other business ties with military-possessed firms. These organizations “chance adding to, or being connected to, infringement of worldwide human rights and helpful law,” the mission said.


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