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Myanmar Is on the Brink of Collapse
"The roads outside me on mars government offices are splattered with red. Paint protests against february's military coup or unrelenting and demonstrators are trying to shame the generals the paint red blood spilled as the army's campaign grows increasingly brutal and indiscriminate a week ago on state television the announcement. Twenty-three protestors would be put to death. Hundreds are already dead with the is undeterred. Strikes and boycotts are strangling the economy on the country's fringes rebel militias made ethnic minorities. That have fought. The government for decades are banding together and external pressure is rising targeted international sanctions are stacking up this week. The un's human rights commission lambasted. The army's crackdown the military seems intent. On intensifying its pitiless policy of violence against the people of myanmar using military grade and indiscriminate weaponry. They're clear echoes of syria in two thousand eleven. He'd an investment are all but frozen just. Today a south korean steel-making giant called posco said it would hold plans for a joint venture. The country is fast heading toward becoming a failed state but both sides of the conflict are dug in determined and seemingly fearless. The burmese military is gunning down people from all walks of life. Charlie mccann is the economists. Southeast asia correspondent students activists taxi drivers even children. They've killed scores of children and even in the face of that danger. People are still protesting in in big numbers. Yeah that's right that's still demonstrating but these administrations have gotten much smaller. Since the military started cracking
Myanmar Could Descend Into a Civil War Comparable to Syria
"The ongoing repression of largely peaceful protests in san market descended into full blown conflict on a par with syria. You and rights chief. Michelle basch lead has warned in a fresh appeal to the country's military rulers to stop using live ammunition on demonstrators. The high commissioner also urged states with influence to take immediate action to halt the slaughter. She warned on tuesday that a small number of people had decided to on themselves after security forces reportedly used indiscriminate weapons against them including mortars from the office of the high commissioner for human rights. His spokesperson ravina. Shonda sanni in geneva over the weekend credible reports indicate that the tatmadaw forces opened fire with rocket propelled grenades fragmentation grenades and mortar. Fire in boggle in the south of the country security forces also reportedly prevented medical personnel from helping the wounded more than seven hundred a report of being killed in the crackdown by security forces. Since the military coup on the first of february the un human rights office said that clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups have also intensified in kachin. Sean and in states where the military have carried out air strikes that have killed and displaced civilians.
Myanmar: UN expert urges emergency summit to head off deepening crisis
"To myanmar now and an appeal from rights expert. Un special reporter. Tom andrews for greater international pressure to resolve the deepening crisis. There that's followed. The military coup on the first of february conditions are deteriorating. Mr andrews said on thursday warning that the situation will likely get much worse without an immediate robust response in support of those under siege. Today tomorrow one hundred and twenty people have been killed by security forces according to you an independent rights experts and the un human rights office has condemned the soaring death toll. Mr andrews underline the ineffectiveness of sanctions which have left the most lucrative business assets of the winter unscathed in a call to un member states including those in the association of southeast asian nations. The european union. The united states and china. The special reporter urged them to hold an emergency summit to provide a focused diplomatic solution to the crisis
Myanmar's military likely behind crimes against humanity, U.N. investigator says
"It is one of the severe ist indictments. The UN's human rights investigator on Myanmar says the new military regime is likely committing crimes against humanity. With its deadly crackdown on people protesting last month's coup. The special rapporteur Tom Andrews, told the U. N Human Rights Council that the military hunter had murdered at least 70 people and that more than 2000 Had been unlawfully detained. He's calling for sanctions against the country's military leaders. Here's more of what he said. As of this moment, credible reports indicate that Myanmar security forces had murdered at least 70 people. That a president those murdered were fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, husbands and wives. They were educators. They were engineers. They were students. They were many ages, but more than half of those murdered Members of Generation Z or young people under the age of 25. Madam president, the country of Myanmar is being controlled by a murderous illegal regime. Its current leadership perpetuated the atrocity crimes that are the focus of the charge of genocide before the International Criminal Court of Justice. Was the U. N special rupture on me and Mark Tom Andrews, speaking there. His comments followed news that more protesters had been killed when security forces opened fire on demonstrators on Thursday, including in the country's largest city, Yangon that left more families mourning the loss of
Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage
"Protesters took to the streets around me a mile a day off to almost forty people were killed by security forces in protests throughout the country crowds gathered in Yangon Myanmar's largest city tell to get coupon instead has killed many practices so far despite the shocking violence today the food demonstrations across the country were again met with tear gas the change from the protests of memos bloodiest days so far showed security forces shooting a person at point blank range and chasing down in savagely beating demonstrators the United States called the images the polling the UN human rights chief said it was time to end the military stranglehold over democracy in Myanmar I'm Karen Shamus
UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown
"Security forces in Myanmar opened fire made mass arrests in an attempt to break up protests that challenge the Medici seizure of power gunshots could be heard in Delaware's police appear to be using live ammunition to disperse the protesters please use of live fire on crowds was also reported in many other cities including Yangon and Mandalay the U. N. human rights official said it had credible information that almost twenty people were killed and dozens wounded it also believes that the forces used tear gas flash bang grenades and stun grenades I'm Karen Thomas
UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown
"The U. N human rights offices say at least 18 people have been killed in a crackdown on protesters by me and Mar authorities. There are reports of gunfire as police are using tear gas and water guns while trying to clear the streets of demonstrators who want to restore their elected government. Again, officials saying At least
UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus
"A systematic crackdown against dissents in belarus's continuing months since the country's disputed presidential election last year you and rights chief. Michelle basch has told the human rights council in comments to member states on thursday. The high commissioner for human rights insisted that curbs on demonstrators had got worse. Since last august poll returned president alexander lukashenko to office claims that belarus has rejected those protests led to mass arbitrary arrests and detentions of largely peaceful demonstrators along with hundreds of allegations of torture and ill-treatment ms bachelet explained before noting that not one of the hundreds of complaints. Facts of torture and ill-treatment had been investigated. The commission highlighted concerns about government proposals which would reportedly enable harsher punishments. Those taking part in peaceful demonstrations from now on today nearly two hundred and fifty people have received prison sentences on allegedly politically motivated charges linked to the twenty twenty presidential election. Ms bachelet
U.S. "humbly" asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council
"The U. N Human Rights Council after former President Trump withdrew from the organization Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U. S. Will seek re election to the U. N Human Rights Council later this year. We humbly ask for the support of all U N member states. In our bid to return to a seat in this body. The announcement comes three years after President Trump quit the council, saying it was biased against Israel. Blinken says reform is needed We urge the Human Rights Council Look at how it conducts his business. That includes it's disproportionate focus on Israel. And he says countries with the worst records on human rights should not be members of the council in London.
US to seek seat on UN human rights body, after Trump pullout
"Secretary of state Clinton says the US will seek to be re elected into the UN human rights council after the body was previously shunned by the trump administration in a video message at the top US diplomat said his country will seek a three year term is starting next year however Blinken suggested the council was still in need of reformers human rights council to look at how it conducts his business that includes its disproportionate focus on Israel secretary of state emphasized the importance of human rights in his administration's foreign policy will focus on ensuring that the council membership reflects high standards for upholding the ring can also raise concerns about countries including ma'am off its recent Q. China events in China region and Russia after the chaining of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters I'm Karen Thomas
Human Rights Council hears call for immediate release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
"Un human rights council debated a call on friday for the immediate release of myanmar's democratically elected leader. Aung sang succi along with other senior officials in a special session at the geneva-based council which is the preeminent forum for international rights issues. the united kingdom and european union presented a draft resolution condemning last week's military takeover the draft text urges the lifting of restrictions on the internet and unimpeded humanitarian access. Here's another al-nashif deputy high commissioner for human rights. Let us be clear. The indiscriminate use of lethal or less than lethal weapons against peaceful protesters is unacceptable more violence against me and must people will only compound the illegitimacy of the cool and the culpability of its leaders. Special rapporteur on the human rights situation in myanmar. Thomas andrews also urged the international community not to recognize the country's military leaders arbitrary detentions and intimidation. I increasing the independent rights expert continued adding that political leaders were targets as well as community and civil society leaders myanmar's ambassador to responded by underscoring his country's commitment to democratic values and justified the military's intervention as
Biden administration to "reengage" with U.N. Human Rights Council
"By administration moved to rejoin at the. Un's human rights council yesterday in a reversal of trump's departure from it. Three years ago conservatives have criticized this group or focusing proportionately on israel's human rights abuses accounting authoritarian nations like china russia and venezuela as members. Biden's state department said that the council needs to be reformed and that. Us involvement can help in that process.
Biden administration to "re-engage" with U.N. Human Rights Council
"And I'm very Louise Kelly. The Biden administration is taking a new approach to the United Nations, so it wants to make sure it has a seat at the table at U. N agencies that the Trump administration left that includes the Human Rights Council in Geneva as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. The Trump Administration denounced the Human Rights Council as a quote cess pool of political bias. The Biden administration says the 2018 decision to pull out left a vacuum often filled by authoritarian countries. The diplomat representing the U. S in Geneva now Marcus are announced today that the U. S. Is rejoining first as an observer. We know that this body has the potential to be an important forum for those fighting teary and injustice around the world. Being president of the table. We seek to ensure it can live up to that potential. There are many human rights crises that could be discussed there. A military coup in Myanmar a crackdown on protesters in Belarus and Russia. Then there's Iran. The repression is at an all time high for the past 15 16 years I have covered it that Tutti Guy Amy, who runs the New York based Center for Human Rights in Iran, he says the U. S absence from the council was felt back in 2019 when there was a deadly crackdown on protesters in Iran. That was something that the Human Rights Council if it had its center of gravity should have immediately moved to an emergency session for it. It did not happen. The Trump administration blasted Iran for the violence, but Gammy says it would have been more effective if it had done so with others on the Human Rights Council. Trump's former U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley accuses the council of covering for dictators and being biased against Israel, she says it's sad to see the Biden administration give it legitimacy. Eileen Donahoe has a different perspective. She was Obama's ambassador there and said U S leadership made a difference. We got a special rapid tour focus specifically on Iran. There was a commission of inquiry on North Korea. We got multiple special sessions on Syria, which meant that the focus on Israel decreased dramatically without the U. S. There, she said Via Skype, China has upped its game. Avoiding scrutiny of its crackdown in Hong Kong and with the U. S. Calls a genocide against Muslim
US moves to rejoin UN rights council.
"The biden administration is set to announce this week that it will re engage with the much-maligned un human rights council that former president. Donald trump withdrew from almost three years ago. Us officials said yesterday the decision reverses. Another trump era move away from multilateral organizations and agreements secretary of state anthony blinken and a senior s diplomat in geneva will announced today that washington will return to the geneva based body as an observer with an eye toward seeking election as a full member. The decision is likely to draw criticism from conservative lawmakers and many in the pro israel community trump pulled out of the world body's main human rights agency in twenty thousand eighteen due to its disproportionate. Focus on israel which is received by far the largest number of critical council resolutions against any country as well as the number of authoritarian countries among its members and because it failed to meet an extensive list of reforms demanded by the then. Us ambassador to the united nations nikki haley. In addition to the council's persistent israel. The trump
Fears grow over pre-election violence close to Central African Republic capital
"The office of the u n high commissioner for human rights. Oh hr has expressed deep concern over growing election violence in the central african republic and called for parties to lay down their weapons in line with an appeal by the sector general citing numerous reports of attacks against security forces political candidates and election officials. Oh chr said on. Wednesday that civilians have fled hot spots with some seeking shelter in neighboring countries. National elections are due to take place on sunday the twenty seventh of december amid a backdrop of rumors that former president francois disease and other armed groups that were planning on disrupting the poll. Un human rights his spokesperson liz. Th russell said that these signatories to the political agreement february twenty nineteen here included political. His aunt armed groups should abide by their commitment to respect human rights and not resort to violence to resolve disputes.
UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray
"Of people continue to be arrested every week during demonstrations in belarus where protesters have been systematically and violently dispersed. Un human rights chief. Michelle bachelet said on friday addressing. The human rights council in geneva the high commissioner for human rights expressed deep concern about use of force violations by security forces misbash lead he maintained that the situation in belarus had seen no improvement since protesters began contesting the result of presidential elections in august said that reportedly one thousand people were arrested on the eighth of november and seven hundred on the fifteenth. She told member states. That allegations of injuries caused by crowd dispersal measures and ill-treatment during arrests have continued to emerge and that at least four people had
UN rights chief urges India to safeguard rights of NGOs, activists
"The UN Human Rights High Commissioner has expressed dismay over restrictions against non governmental organizations, NGOs, and the arrests of activists in. India. Michelle Bachelet has appealed to the government to safeguard the rights of human rights, defenders, and NGOs her office reported on Tuesday. The UN rights chief has expressed regret at the tightening of space for these groups including by the application of vaguely worded laws that restrict foreign funding spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office Rupert. Colville pointed to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act as an example is also been invoked over the years to justify an array of highly intrusive measures ranging from official rates on NGO officers and freezing Vancouver. Too, suspension or cancellation of registration including a civil society organizations that have engaged with you. Human Rights, bodies, Mr Colville said activists, and human rights. Defenders have also come under mounting pressure in recent months particularly following mass protests earlier this year against the Citizenship Amendment, act more than fifteen hundred people have reportedly been arrested in relation to the protests many were charged under another law, the unlawful activities prevention act, which has drawn widespread criticism for its lack of conformity with international human rights standards.
Philippines war on drugs may have killed tens of thousands, says UN
"A campaign to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines that began in two thousand sixteen, has led to the killing of at least eight thousand six hundred people, but the real figure could be three times that number the UN human rights office. Said on Thursday in a report, citing knee impunity for the killings and abuse, which have continued along with other alleged abuses during the covid nineteen pandemic, the office noted that the High Commissioner for Human Rights stood ready to assist credible efforts towards accountability both nationally and internationally according to report CO author Ravina Chamdo Sunny Police Forces, received a command circular, referring to drug suspects, using words such as negation and neutralization, echoing pledges made by President Rodrigo detail, this ominous sounding language, never really defined in this council killer, but this language coupled with verbal. Verbal encouragement at the highest level of government for police to kill drug suspects may have been interpreted as permission to kill the findings detail. How officers repeated dig recovered guns, bearing the same serial numbers from different victims in different locations, suggesting some victims were unarmed at the time of their deaths. The coronavirus pandemic has not brought a halt to killings of drug suspects and human rights defenders in the first four months of the year, according to the UN report, which was commissioned by the Human Rights Council last year. It also highlights how enforced. Have involved locking people in dog cages in the sun after breaking curfew.