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Demanding the accountability of Burma’s military for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Demanding the accountability of Burma’s military for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Press Release [PDF in Burmese | English]
November 7, 2011

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is today launching a short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in Burma, in particular in the areas of renewed military offensives in Kachin, Karen and Shan State after so-called democratic elections.

The film entitled Bringing Justice to Women reiterates WLB’s calls for a UN-led Commission of Inquiry (CoI) leading to the referral of General Than Shwe and his cronies to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Watch Video: Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

The film gives more evidence of the regime’s army for war crimes and crimes against humanity by interviews with survivors of rape, the community members, and women’s groups.

The film restates that Burma military government immediately implements UN Resolutions on Burma, and put an end to sexual violence persistently carried out with impunity by members of the Burma armed forces.

“This film has given more evidence of systematic rape and other forms of sexual crimes with impunity by the State. We would like member states to live up with their commitment to human rights, fundamental freedoms, peace and security, Tin Tin Nyo, General Secretary said.

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