In Burma, l'UN n'is most welcome

Five years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi was highly acclaimed at theunited nations in Geneva. Today, she slams the door in his face. The burmese government led by the winner of the Nobel peace prize, was denied, Friday, the entry into its territory of three investigators appointed by the united Nations. The international lawyers, Indira Jaising and ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, as well as the specialist of the rights of man Christopher Dominic Sidoti had a mission to establish the ” facts and circumstances relating to allegations of violations of human rights by the burmese military, in particular in the region of Rakhine. “But the permanent secretary for foreign affairs U Kyaw Zeya, who was interviewed by Reuters, responded that” there was no reason to host such a mission.” In march last year, Burma had already shown itself hostile to a ” mission of international investigation, which would only inflame rather than resolve the problems “.

Figurehead of the opposition to the military junta, the founder of the political party NLD (national League for democracy) and long house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi seemed to be armed to lead the democratic transition. Alas, the one that was nicknamed the “Nelson Mandela of asia ” or “the heroine of Burma” was a disappointment.

Imprisoned journalists

On 28 June, the british daily the Guardian revealed that three burmese journalists were detained by the military in a secret location after they have published a story on the drugs in the country. They were investigating the TNLA (Ta’ang National Liberation Army), an armed group independent forbidden by the authorities. None of the journalists is related near or far to the TNLA, which has stimulated many governments and the united nations has asked the head of the government to condemn such methods. The spokesman of the “Lady” and explained that ” everyone should be judged the same way “. The three journalists will be brought to justice under the ” law of unlawful association “, which is still in force, which has helped in the past arbitrary arrests, and the silencing of many of the Burmese criticizing the military dictatorship.

“There is no genocide”

The deafening silence of Aung San Suu Kyi, the symbol of the struggle for human rights and democracy, crackdown on the anti-rohingya embarrassment. Not hesitating to refute the worst of the crimes committed against part of its population and not assuming the exactions of the military, the prime minister gradually lost its status of representative of the rights of man.

The director Barbet Schroeder has shown in his documentary The Venerable W. in the Face of the abuses perpetrated against the Rohingya – a muslim community located on the shores of burma by the buddhists led by a monk extremist Wirathu, the leader of the government has never said a word.

According to the High Commissioner of united Nations for human rights, the repression of the Rohingya would have made more than 1 000 dead. Some 70 000 people have left the country and took refuge in Bangladesh and the surrounding area. Face it, Mama Suu – as she is affectionately called in Burma – has not condemned the actions of the population against the Rohingya, explaining that ” there is no genocide against muslims or buddhists “.

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