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BHRN Launches Newest Report “Brazen Tyranny of Myanmar Military”

January 31st, 2022  •  Author:   Burma Human Rights Network  •  2 minute read
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31 January 2022

Bangkok/London – Burma Human Rights Network is pleased to announce the release of its newest report, “Brazen Tyranny of the Myanmar Military.” BHRN’s latest report highlights the Burmese military’s human rights violations and cruelty in the year following the military coup on 1 February 2021.

In the past year, the Burmese military has unleashed new military campaigns throughout the country, tortured and murdered civilians, burned down entire villages, and used sexual violence as a weapon of war. In response, the peaceful protests have evolved in some cases into ‘self-defense’ units, and the threat of a full-blown civil war lingers over the country skirmishes have begun in previously calm areas, and war resumed in ethnic regions. A new refugee crisis has already started as hundreds of thousands have been displaced by the fighting.

There is precious little time for the world to prevent worse crises. The anniversary is a stark reminder of the consequences of global inaction. The international community has expressed their horror as these events unfold, but action and consequences have been lacking and ineffective.

Through its report, BHRN calls on the international community to take meaningful steps to thwart the Burmese military, sanction their most significant sources of income, and cut off their access to weapons and cash flow. The junta is taking advantage of a world distracted by Covid and economic crisis to unleash hell on its population and cling to power. The world must not allow them to continue.

The report will be launched at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Thailand on 1 February 2022. The event will be broadcast on the FCCT’s website. We invite all to attend!

Organisation’s Background

BHRN is based in London and operates across Burma/Myanmar working for human rights, minority rights and religious freedom in the country. BHRN has played a crucial role in advocating for human rights and religious freedom with politicians and world leaders.

Media Enquiries
Please contact:

Kyaw Win
Executive Director
Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN)
E: [email protected]
T: +44(0) 740 345 2378

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