The dictatorship in Burma is one of the most brutal in the world. Despite appalling human rights violations, there is no UN global arms embargo on Burma. The brutal regime is still allowed to buy foreign weapons to commit horrific human rights abuses and spends billions of dollars on the military while the population goes without access to proper healthcare, education and food.
Amnesty International report calling for the United Nations Security Council to immediately impose a mandatory arms embargo on Burma.
Report by Amnesty International, Saferworld and other NGOs
A briefing paper on India’s increasingly close relationship with the regime in Burma, supplying arms, loans and making significant investments…
“Global arms embargo is the best punishment for the ruling regime as it does not impact the people but has a lot of effect on the junta. By having an arms embargo, the people lose nothing but the regime will lose bullets or weapons to suppress the people.”
U Win Tin
Central Executive Committee
National League for Democracy
Find out more about the Arms Embargo campaign in the FAQ here.
Global Arms Embargo
In Eastern Burma the UN has accused the regime of breaking the Geneva Conventions by deliberately targeting civilians. The Burmese Army rapes, loots, burns, tortures and kills. Civilians are shot on sight, even children.
In 2007 in Rangoon we saw the Burmese Army brutally crush a peaceful democracy uprising led by Buddhist Monks.
Despite these appalling acts, there is no UN global arms embargo on Burma. The brutal regime is still allowed to buy foreign weapons to commit these horrific human rights abuses. It spends billions of dollars on the military while the population goes without access to proper healthcare, education and food.
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- UK Government: Burma Global Arms Embargo ‘Remains A Priority’
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- Timor –Leste Backs Global Arms Embargo – First Asian Country To Support Embargo
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