The UN Special Rapporteur urges states not to forget the Burmese crisis

Published on : 09/23/2022 – 01:47

Before the Human Rights Council, UN Special Rapporteur for Burma Tom Andrews delivered an offensive speech to prevent the Burmese crisis from falling into oblivion by the international community … sometimes passing through the box of vulgarity.

With our correspondent in Geneva, Jeremiah Lancia

The world must stop having none fuck you from Myanmar. It is with these non-diplomatic terms that the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Burma alerted the Human Rights Council of the ongoing crisis in the country.

Before a Council three quarters empty and swallowed up by the General Assembly, the words of Tom Andrews echoed around the room. In his speech, the American denounced both the abuses of the junta, but also the abandonment of the international community, which according to him is more ready to react in Ukraine.

Unlike Ukraine, there has been no special session of the UN General Assembly and there is no task force to freeze the junta’s assets. Actions speak louder than words. And the contrast in these two conflicts speaks volumes for the Burmese people. “, He denounced.

The elections will be a flight

The special rapporteur also returned to the attack a few days ago on a school that allegedly killed more than a dozen children. He also urged states to economically and politically isolate the junta. Refusing, for example, to recognize the elections he intends to organize next year. ” They will not be elections. It will be a robbery. You cannot have free elections when you imprison, torture and execute your opponents “, he has declared.

Visibly moved, Tom Andrews is no less realistic. ” I know the Security Council will not act, He said, but individual states must do so “. ” It is very important that countries do not fall into the trap and appear to support this fraud, either by providing technical assistance or by providing advice of any kind. “, He stressed, accusing the junta of wanting” create a semblance of legitimacy and inevitability “.

► Also read: Air raid against a school in Burma: “There was blood everywhere, parts of the body …”

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