South Asia and Beyond

Businesses Urged To Snap Ties With Myanmar Junta

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar has urged businesses to cut ties with the military junta in order to avoid becoming complicit in the crimes they commit. Businesses should exert whatever leverage they have on the military to get it to halt widespread human rights abuses. The UN agency warned that such abuses may amount to crimes against humanity.

The army crackdown on peaceful protests demanding democracy and return to rule of law has resulted in 782 deaths so far. At least 3,700 people are in detention and arrest warrants are out for another 1500 people.

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