The Catholic leader referred to the junta’s recent massacre of schoolchildren in Depayin, urging that their ‘cries not go unheard’.
Over 7,000 villagers were forced to flee, many into the forest, as a column of 200 junta soldiers rampaged through Yinmabin Township leaving a trail of destruction.
Images and video from Sagaing offer proof that atrocities are being committed against civilians by the Tatmadaw—and that these armed thugs aren’t worthy of the name.
Also this week, the UN called for steps to end the regime’s targeting of civilians and the ASEAN special envoy’s plan to meet with EAOs was scrapped.
Let’s be clear: One side of the conflict is defending itself against a barbaric opponent; we must resist characterizations that equate ‘violence’ committed by the two.
The parallel civilian government says the regime is mocking international law with its ongoing atrocities.
If junta chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing is welcomed at ASEAN’s summit in Brunei this month, the regional bloc will be declaring itself morally bankrupt once and for all.