Tuesday, April 23rd 2024

Canada Embassy in Yangon condemns military's human rights violations



On 79th Armed Forces Day, the Embassy of Canada in Yangon of Myanmar issued a strong condemnation statement over the human rights violation committed by the military junta.


“Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms against the ongoing atrocities and human rights violations perpetrated by the Myanmar regime," said the statement.

 

“The role of a military is to protect its people and defend its country, which the regime continues to fail to do. We condemn the deliberate targeting of civilians by aerial attacks on residences, schools, health care centres and places of worship. Widespread use of sexual violence against women, which is in violation of international law, is also reported. The regime’s refusal to allow vulnerable people, including the Rohingyas, to move to safer places  is completely unacceptable,” asserted the statement.

 

It also called on the military to cease its brutal violence and urged all countries to immediately halt the sale (or transfer) of arms, military equipment, dual-use equipment, aviation fuel etc to Myanmar.

 

The statement reaffirmed its solidarity with the people of Myanmar and their aspirations for a peaceful, democratic, and inclusive future.

 

“On this day (27 March), we reaffirm our solidarity with the people of Myanmar and their aspirations for a peaceful, democratic and inclusive future,” it stated.

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