Special Advisory Council for Myanmar calls for bringing Junta to justice at ICC urgently

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Mawlamyine, December (17)

The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) released a report calling for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently end Myanmar’s military impunity for the crimes committed against the people as soon as possible.

Human rights atrocities in Myanmar committed by the junta throughout 2022, will worsen unless the military is held accountable, the SAC-M said.

As Min Aung Hlaing and his generals continue to commit atrocities against the people of Myanmar, the international community must do everything possible to bring the Myanmar military regime to justice at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and achieve justice for the people,” said Yanghee Lee of SAC-M.

SAC-M submitted to the ICC a briefing paper titled “Myanmar and the International Criminal Court,” which details the military’s atrocities since 2002.

Since 2018, the UN Fact-Finding Mission has been investigating military violations in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states, and they have called for Min Aung Hlaing and his generals to be prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, according to SAC-M.

The SAC-M also noted that the international community has a responsibility to take immediate action and prosecute the crimes committed by the military against the people of Myanmar.

News-Than Lwin Times

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