venerdì 24 settembre 2021

Myanmar
UN rights office: Myanmar junta's violence amounts to crimes against humanity

(Vatican News)
The UN rights chief urges the international community to redouble its efforts to restore democracy in Myanmar before it is too late. The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday warned of a human rights catastrophe in Myanmar under military rule, pointing out that some violations by the junta may amount to crimes against humanity. "The national consequences are terrible and tragic – the regional consequences could also be profound," Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military toppled the elected government of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, sparking nationwide (...)