Myanmar parallel authorities claims navy junta orchestrated refugee camp assault – JURIST

Myanmar’s parallel Nationwide Unity Authorities (NUG) said on Tuesday that the nation’s ruling navy junta orchestrated the assault on the Munglai Hkyet refugee camp in Kachin, Myanmar. The assault allegedly resulted in 30 fatalities and 57 accidents.

The NUG said that the deliberate assault employed heavy artillery and launched coordinated airstrikes. The parallel authorities condemned the assault as a battle crime and crime towards humanity. It additionally mentioned that the navy junta selected to launch the assault at a time when the worldwide neighborhood had concentrated its consideration on the Israel-Hamas battle.

The NUG referred to as upon the worldwide neighborhood to take sturdy motion towards the navy junta and cooperate with the folks of Myanmar in stopping comparable atrocities, writing:

[The NUG] stands strongly along with the folks of Kachin. The [NUG] shares the ache from this tragic lack of many lives within the Kachin state, and commits to work collectively to our full capacity to revive justice for all these affected.

The Chinese language overseas ministry urged the events to “resolve disputes peacefully” and undertake measures to advertise safety on the China-Myanmar border. The British Embassy additionally called upon the navy junta to stop assaults towards the folks of Myanmar. In the meantime, spokesperson for the navy junta Zaw Min Tun has denied that the junta launched the assault.

Myanmar’s junta has been criticized for its use of violence because it overthrew the earlier democratically elected authorities led by Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021. On July 12, the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations condemned Myanmar’s junta for violating human rights. It urged events to stop indiscriminate violence and construct a conducive setting for humanitarian help in Myanmar.

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