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A few other #peace & #security #intlaw situations going on in the world that have slipped off the radar because of #Ukraine....
#UNSC imposed an arms embargo on #Yemen's Iran-aligned #Houthis. #UAE was accused of 'making a deal w/the devil' to secure #Russia's vote. reuters.com/world/middle-e…
@RapporteurUn released report naming #Russia, #China, #Serbia as supplying arms to the #Myanmar #Tatmadaw, & called for states to comply with #UNGA res asking states not to supply arms to Tatamadaw. reuters.com/world/asia-pac…
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Its a bloodbath in #Myanmar 🇲🇲 today as dozens of protesters have been killed by the #Tatmadaw. According to one media source the death toll stands around 91.

Last night state-TV was broadcasting warnings to the protesters, telling them they'd be shot in the head and back.
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: in #Yangon a one-year-old infant was reportedly hit in the eye with a rubber bullet. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Mar27Coup
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: in #Shan state #Tatmadaw forces fired tear gas into a crowded streets to break up a protest. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Mar27Coup
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While I strongly support #R2PforMyanmar ASAP, I believe there's much vital work that the #CivilDisobedienceMovement could be doing now that it isn't doing, namely, waging a fierce & effective propaganda campaign to accelerate defections from #MyanmarPolice & #Tatmadaw 1/n
The ideas I'll be presenting don't originate w/ me, an American w/o #Burma-related expertise, but are derived from the work & imagination of Burmese like @Rangoon_Film & @JusticeMyanmar along w/ a seminal interview done by @mrattkthu w/ a #Tatmadaw defector, Nyi Thura. 2/n
This interview hasn't gotten nearly the attn it deserves. With the help of @PhyoBurmaMade, who kindly translated the entire interview for a rando American (😄thank you!🙏), I'll begin by identifying what strike me as valuable points from that @mrattkthu interview 3/n
#NyiThuta
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THREAD 22 of writing against the 🪖-coup. It might be on emotional shock and feeling numb. It might be on the suffering of others. It might be on a new advocacy group - or on all of the above. #March4Coup #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar Artist: Kuekool
1. This post by #Rohingya #activist @Ali_Jinnah_222 captures two things I want to write about today: being at a loss of words in regard to one’s own feelings - and being in #solidarity with the suffering of others. #March4Coup #CivilDisobedienceMovement
2. All of my research in #Myanmar has been with/about ethnic #minorities. My interlocutors are #Muslims and #Hindus locally referred to as “Burmese #Indians”. All of my research assistants happen to be #Kachin #Christians. I have #Chin friends, too
#March4Coup #CivilDisobedience
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Statement by @hrw on today's violence by #Tatmadaw & police in #Burma: "The #Myanmar security forces’ clear escalation in use of lethal force -- in multiple towns & cities across the country in response to mostly peaceful anti-coup protesters -- is outrageous & unacceptable..."
"...and must be immediately halted. Live ammunition should not be used to control or disperse protests and lethal force can only be used to protect life or prevent serious injury.."/2 @pomyanmar @MOFAMyanmar @myanmar_moi @UNinMyanmar

#SaveMyanmar #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Dawei
"...Any deaths and serious injuries should be promptly and impartially investigated. Those found responsible for any unlawful acts should be held accountable..."/3

#Myanmar #SaveMyanmar #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar
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1. Myanmar’s new ruling military council has handed out at least three positions to leaders of parties allied to the #Tatmadaw proxy party, the #USDP.

The latest is Thet Thet Khaing, the leader of the controversial People’s Pioneer Party (PPP). myanmar-now.org/en/news/people…
2. The PPP was founded in 2019 by businesswoman Thet Thet Khaing, who left the #NLD after being suspended for criticizing its leader #AungSanSuuKyi

The party also includes former military officers and #ultranationalists. bit.ly/3ro7EFG
3. Thet Thet Khaing, who won a seat in 2015 as an #NLD candidate, was soundly defeated in her bid for election last year. bit.ly/2MxSE9a

She was appointed Minister for Social Welfare and Relief and Resettlement, replacing the popular Dr. Win Mya Aye.
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What's Happened In #Rakhine since the #MyanmarCoup?
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From our sources @RestlessBeings we understand that a major PR drive by the military has taken place in #Rakhine state today, particularly targeted at the #Rohingya population

#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
What's Happened In #Rakhine since the #MyanmarCoup?
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In #Sittwe #Akyab in the #IDP camp of #AungMinglar the Regional Military Commander (believed to be Mying Aung Lwin) visited #Rohingya community leaders for about 45 minutes.

#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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He went on to explain the 3 main reasons why the #Tatmadaw has taken control:
1. 1 million voters in #Rakhine left off voter lists
2. #NLD violated #Covid19 rules
3. #NLD didn't respond to #military demands of voter lists

#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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For all who are interested in the politics of #Burma and for all those who have been left questioning the logic and timing behind this supposed '#coup' - I think we need to first understand that there was no #democracy to begin with
The 2008 Constitution was written by the #Tatmadaw for the #Tatmadaw
1. 25% seats go to military
2. Military retains power in key depts and retains veto
3. Commander in Chief can call State of Emergency at a whim
The idea of the #Burma constitution 2008 was that with the combination of the 25% reserved seats and with the #military proxy party USDP only needing to secure 25% more of the popular vote, the military would always retain 'democratic' control
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How Does The #Myanmar #Coup affect #Rohingya? [An Explainer Thread]

Approximately 600,000 #Rohingya remain in #Burma - more than a quarter reside in concentration-like IDP camps and the majority of the rest live in daily fear of new and ongoing violence against them.
How Does The #Myanmar #Coup affect #Rohingya?

The #military #coup could see the #Rohingya facing the backlash once again as it is the same military and leaders that were responsible for #genocide in 2017.
Also they will continue to be excluded from future democratic processes
How Does The #Myanmar #Coup affect #Rohingya?

For the #Rohingya now in #Bangladesh - more than 1million, any potential #repatriation will be halted. The #Burma #military have no intention of accepting back the #Rohingya
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#Myanmar 🇲🇲 BREAKING: #AungSanSuuKyi has been arrested alongside the country's President according to her party the #NLD.

It seems that the military is commiting a coup.
Unlike before it will be very hard for #AungSanSuuKyi and the #NLD to profile themselves as champions of democracy in #Myanmar 🇲🇲.

In the short period that they were in a shared position of power they allowed the #Rohingya genocide to take place and defended the perpetrators.
That being said the actions of the #Tatmadaw are clearly a coup and the international community should retaliate.

The people of #Myanmar 🇲🇲 deserve better than to go back to the dark days of military totalitarianism.
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Under #FreedomOfInformation we asked @dfat @Australia 's Foreign Minister @MarisePayne why was Senior General Min Aung Hlaing of #Myanmar not added to the to the consolidated list of persons & entities subject to financial #sanctions. While EU, US, UK has already done so.
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VAI represents #Rohingya groups in the Cox Bazar refugee camp who have told us they expect other countries to put pressure on #Myanmar to allow them to return, safely and with full citizenship
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#Sanctions are how governments put pressure on each other, but #Australia has shielded the #Myanmar military's highest ranking perpetrator from them- and continues to "cozy up" with him at diplomatic meetings @hrw hrw.org/news/2020/02/2…
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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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Day 2 #Gambia v #Myanmar #ICJ begins, w/#ASSK up first. She declares #genocide is a crime, applied by #ICTR to #Rwanda but not to #Kosovo or #Croatia by #ICTY or #ICJ, because of a lack of dolus specialis.
Gambia has put fwd 'Incomplete & misleading factual picture'. Situation in #Rahkine is 'complex & not easy to fathom'. (same rhetoric as we have heard for years)
Complexities go back for yrs. Claims conflict btwn Arakan Army w/5000 fighters & the #Myanmar Army, w/Arakan Army seeking independence. The conflict has led to displacement & security measures such as curfew & checkpoints, applied to all regardless of background.
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Here we go. Commencement of provisional measures hearings at the #ICJ: first up, the appointment of the two #judges #adhoc - biographies of Navanethem Pillay & Claus Kress - chosen by #TheGambia & #Myanmar respectively. Art. 31, ICJ #Statute.
Priority of request of indication of provisional measures prioritized over all other cases, balanced with opportunity for parties to be represented. 3 hours per party Tuesday & Wednesday, after which reply on Thursday for each. ICJ Procedure.
No entering into merits of case, stick to requirements for provisional measures.
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