Since February 2021, the military coup in Myanmar, the Junta, has led the country to a further human rights and humanitarian catastrophe. The Junta’s widespread and systematic abuses against civilians have led to arbitrary arrests, torture, and indiscriminate attacks on the population, amounting to crimes against humanity and war crimes. The military Junta rule is failing after facing opposition from the people and pro-democracy groups.
We pray that God will give the Myanmar people the strength and courage to stand up for what is right in Jesus’ Name (The Holy Bible, Psalms 147:6).
Myanmar remains one of the most repressive regimes in Southeast Asia. Unable to yield power to successive elected governments, the military junta maintains complete control of the country. The persecution of minorities remains unchallenged locally or internationally. The Rohingyas, Christians, and other tribes suffer periodic violence at the hands of the military junta. Protests and demonstrations faced untold violence. Journalists and activists faced arrests and torture without reason. Yet, there is no real international pressure to end the persecution. Only The Gambia filed and won a ruling against the junta for the massacre of Rohingya in 2020.