November 6, 2021

The United Nations security council is facing new calls to act against the Myanmar junta after soldiers burnt scores of homes, churches and charitable institutions in a brutal campaign against resistance fighters.

The Times reports that more than 500 civil rights organisations, including Burma Campaign UK, have signed a letter to the security council urging an international arms embargo against Myanmar as fears grow of a new offensive against anti-junta forces in Chin State, in the far northwest.

“As the offensives escalate in Chin State, the security council must act. It must convene an urgent meeting on the escalating attacks and the overall deepening political, human rights and humanitarian crisis”, says the letter.

Read Times report (behind paywall)

Read letter to UN Security Council

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