Myanmar junta has ordered all military personnel not to answer letters related to arrest warrants or summons from the International Criminal Court (ICC) or the Argentinian judiciary on the human rights violation of the Rohingyas and other communities in the country, according to Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK).
The order signed on January 6 this year by a senior official of the Myanmar army, said that Myanmar still stands by its position that it is not a member of the ICC, so it does not need to abide by its ruling.
“Possibilities are that judges of ICC could decide that the evidence of the plaintiffs is sufficient to issue arrest warrant or summons,” said the order signed by Captain Aung Ko Zaw, according to BROUK’s statement issued today.
“Therefore, responsible officials of all levels of battalions under the command of the regional operation commands shall supervise and implement strictly to ensure that no one shall accept any letters or arrest orders related to travel restrictions or arrest warrants or summons or letters sent by express carrier services from abroad and other means from ICC or Argentinian Courts or the plaintiff,” the order read.
The order also instructed that nobody must forward any messages from social media such as Viber, Messenger, Telegram to others; and if found, severe action will be taken according to the military regulations.
“All battalions are thus informed to seriously abide by and carry out the above-mentioned directive”, the order added.
BROUK in the statement today said that Myanmar has led a decade-long genocide against the Rohingya people. In August 2017, the Myanmar military and its proxies launched a vicious operation in Rakhine State, killing thousands of Rohingya and driving hundreds of thousands to flee into Bangladesh.
May 18, 2022Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said a good number of Rohingyas are coming to Bangladesh from India through fence areas in recent times, which he sees as a matter of concern. “Unfortunately, many Rohingyas are coming to Bangladesh from India,” he told reporters, adding that those Rohingyas went to India in 2012. […]
May 12, 2022