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UN Security Council Should Impose Myanmar Arms Embargo

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Myanmar police block a road near the US embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2021. © 2021 AP Photo In mid-June, the United Nations General Assembly urged member countries to halt arms transfers to Myanmar. It’s now up to the UN Security Council to formally impose a global arms embargo on the military junta that took power in a February 1 coup to help end the massive human rights abuses by the country’s security forces. The General Assembly’s June 18 resolution received 119 votes in favor. The only state to vote against it was Belarus, a serial rights-abuser.…


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