13 March 2023
The news of the brutal and horrific massacre of 30 innocent civilians, including 3 monks, in Nam Nin village in Shan State by the genocidal military junta is deeply concerning and totally unacceptable. It is heartbreaking to see the continued cruel violence and inhuman atrocities being committed again and again by the genocidal military junta against the people of Myanmar. We condemn in the strongest possible terms of all crimes against humanity committed by the genocidal military junta in Myanmar. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends during this terrible time. Justice will be served, justice will be delivered, and justice will prevail.
These continued crimes against humanity against the innocent people of Myanmar by the genocidal military junta forces are in direct violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2669 on the situation in Myanmar, in direct violations of the International humanitarian and human rights laws and the ASEAN five points consensus on Myanmar. In front of ASEAN’s, the UN Security Council’s, and International Community’s very eyes: The genocidal military junta in Myanmar have been freely committing crimes against humanity:
(1) Christmas Eve, on 24th of December 2021, the genocidal military junta burned and killed 35 civilians including children and the staff of Save the Children Charity in Hpruso, Karreni State.
(2) New Year’s week, on 6th of January 2022, the genocidal military junta brutally tortured and killed 10 civilians including children and journalists in Matupi, Chin State.
(3) In Sagaing, on 10 of May 2022, the Ye-Oo Massacre which claimed 30 civilian lives
(4) In Sagaing, on 16 September 2022, the Let Yet Kone Massacre where the genocidal military junta murdered 13 students, teachers and family members.
(5) In Sagaing, on 2 of March 2023, the Tar Taing Massacre where the genocidal military junta slaughtered 17 civilians including 3 women.
(6) 11 days after the Tar Taing Massacre, the genocidal military junta raided NamNin massacring 30 civilians including 3 monks.
(7) In the last two years alone, there have been more than 60 accounts of massacre committed by the genocidal military junta where more than 760 civilians have been brutally killed.
(8) In the last two years alone, at least 3,120 civilians including 670 children have been brutally killed by the genocidal military junta while 145 people have been sentenced to death, and 20,297 innocent people have been arrested including 547 were children, elected President of Myanmar U Win Myint and State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
(9) In the last two years alone, at least 55,000 homes including monasteries, churches and schools have been burnt down by the genocidal military junta, while more than 1.6 million people have lost their homes, and more than 17 million people in Myanmar are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
(10) These are the same genocidal military generals who launched a brutal genocide campaign against the Rohingya people of Myanmar, which is already well known to the whole world.
The international Community’s inaction and turning a blind eye allows the genocidal military junta in Myanmar to continue their brutal campaign of crimes against humanity against the people.
This horrific incident serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for the international community to take decisive action against the military junta and hold them accountable for their crimes against humanity. The junta’s continued use of excessive force and violence against peaceful protesters, unarmed civilians, and innocent villagers is a clear violation of human rights and international law.
The Myanmar people deserve to live in peace, free from fear and oppression. The international community must stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar and take immediate action to stop the junta’s brutal crackdown on democracy, human rights, and freedom of speech. The world cannot remain silent as innocent lives are lost and communities are destroyed.
We call for an end to the violence and urge the international community to take swift and decisive action to bring those responsible to justice, and implement further targeted sanctions and other measures. We implore the international community to work hand in hand with the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar to deliver aide to the millions in dire need. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we stand in solidarity with all of the people of Myanmar in this fight for justice, democracy, and human rights.
Ministry of International Cooperation
National Unity Government
Republic of the Union of Myanmar