China and Russia, members of the UN Security Council, as well as Serbia, continued to supply the Burmese junta with weapons used for attack civilians since last year’, a UN human rights expert said on Tuesday.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights situation in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, urged the Security Council to convene an emergency meeting session “debate and vote on a resolution to, at a minimum, ban these weapons transfers that Burma military are known for use for attack and kill Burmese civilians.”
He released a long-awaited report on Tuesday detailing where the junta draws its weapons from, pointing out that two permanent members of the Security Council itself, who hold son veto power over son decisions, remain from main Suppliers.
“Despite the evidence of the military the atrocities committed by the junta with impunity since the launch of a coup last yearmembers of the UN Security Council, Russia and China, continue to supply Myanmar military junta with many fighter jets, armored vehiclesand in the case of Russia, the promise of other weapons,” Andrews said. in A declaration.
“During this same period, Serbia allowed rockets and artillery for export to myanmar military”, said Andrews, who is an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, but who Do not talk on on behalf of of the world body.
“It is imperative that Member States and the Security Council act urgently to stop arms sales to the military junta. Human lives and the credibility of the Security Council are on the line,” he said. “The Security Council should consider, at the very least, a resolution to ban the weapons used by Myanmar military for kill innocent people.”
Burma was in chaos is economy paralyzed and more more than 1,500 civilians were killed in a military repression since the putsch in February 2021, according to local monitoring group.