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June 2022

Episode: KPN 30-06-2022

Kaladan Radio June 30, 2022 317 3


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Rohingya girls to stand trial in Argentine court

Tun Khin, chairman of the British-based Burmese Rohingya Association, told VOA that Rohingya refugee girls would soon travel to Argentina to testify in connection with the Burmese military’s genocide trial. He said it was the first time that Rohingya themselves had been allowed to speak publicly at an international court about what happened in northern Rakhine State. The Burmese military council responded that the allegations were biased.

Tun Khin , chairman of the Burmese Rohingya Association, told VOA that Rohingya girls and women will soon be able to speak out on charges against Burmese military leaders being tried in a federal court in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

“Rohingya girls and women will soon be able to speak out on charges against Burmese military leaders being tried in a federal court in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. The testimony is likely to take place in the next two to three months, at most two months. hat statement is very important. The court will summon the women from Bangladesh at once to hear the case.

Tun Khin , chairman of the Burmese Rohingya Association, UK

“I want to say that the testimony is likely to take place in the next two to three months, at most two months,” he said. That statement is very important. The court will summon the women from Bangladesh at once to hear the case.

As part of the prosecution, Tun Khin testified in an Argentine court last December. Tun Khin says this is the first time that Rohingya women who survived the Burmese military’s violations of international law in northern Rakhine State in 2017 have been allowed to testify at the International Court of Justice.

He said Rohingya women would testify in court about their own human rights abuses.

“They witnessed,” he said. They – Army- burned their children alive. Their husbands were beheaded and killed by the military in front of this Rohingya woman. Especially in the fields- Chukpin, Batapin, Maung To, Tula Tuli and Maung Nu. There are many thousands of brutal killings by the military in those villages. That is why the court is very interested in these testimonies.”

“They witnessed, they – Army- burned their children alive. Their husbands were beheaded and killed by the military in front of this Rohingya woman. Especially in the fields- Chukpin, Batapin, Maung To, Tula Tuli and Maung Nu. There are many thousands of brutal killings by the military in those villages. That is why the court is very interested in these testimonies.”

Tun Khin , chairman of the Burmese Rohingya Association, UK

In 2017, more than 370 Rohingya villages were set on fire during a Burmese military operation in northern Rakhine State to retaliate against the ARSA- Rohingya militia, killing thousands of civilians. Among the worst affected villages are Chukpin, Batapin, Maung To, Tula Tuli and Maung Nu. U Tun Khin said that the victims or testimonies are from those villages.

Gen Zaw Min Tun, a spokesman for the current military junta, said the Argentine court was investigating the charges against them.

“We have already visited the ICJ, the official body, to clarify these issues,” he said. The situation in Rakhine State is calm regarding these issues. Later, there were ARSA terrorist groups. What I want to say about this is that the people who are accusing me of this are the past history in Rakhine State. Stories of previously coexisting ethnic groups; Then, the whole ethnic village was burnt down during the uprising. I would like to say that it should be compared with these incidents. In some places, the Tatmadaw has some soldiers. There are some things that soldiers commit in private. We have already mentioned what we have done and what we have taken action against. We have also covered the investigation extensively. We have already spoken to the ICJ and the international community. ”

The military council does not accept the term Rohingya.

The Burmese military has used excessive force in clearing the area and has committed international crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity. Under the Universal Jurisdiction law, the Burmese Rohingya should be investigated under the Universal Jurisdiction Law, which investigates Burma’s military and civilian leaders. The case was filed in the Supreme Court of Argentina on November 13. The NLD government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi at the time, issued a statement saying it would not respond to the Argentine court. However, the Burmese authorities did not cooperate with the Argentine side in accepting the case in December 2021. How can the court proceed with this? U Tun Khin explained as follows.

“If they do not come, it will be a court case,” he said. They will make the decision according to the law of the court. Our case is a very important one. We are not just for the Rohingya. I would like to say that if our common enemy, is arrested and dealt with by all our citizens, there will be a great deal of punishment for our country for the daily killings of this army.

“If they do not come, it will be a court case. They will make the decision according to the law of the court. Our case is a very important one. We are not just for the Rohingya. I would like to say that if our common enemy, is arrested and dealt with by all our citizens, there will be a great deal of punishment for our country for the daily killings of this army.”

Tun Khin , chairman of the Burmese Rohingya Association, UK

Argentina was among those arrested in accordance with Universal Jurisdiction, including former Spanish dictator Fran Gong, and exercised this jurisdiction over China’s crackdown on the Falun Gong movement. In recent weeks, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on other countries to follow Argentina and Turkey, which are investigating Burma’s military leaders on charges of violating international law, in accordance with Universal Jurisdiction.

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