KNO welcomes UN’s report to persecute Burma’s War Criminals

The Kachin Post / September 16, 2019

A United Kingdom based Kachin National Organization (KNO) welcomes the recent UN Human Rights Council’s step toward to prosecute Burma’s potential war criminals, who are responsible for committing heinous crime against the country’s ethnic minorities.

“We welcome the reports of Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Burma, presented at forty second session of Human Right Council,” said the KNO statement released on Saturday. “It clearly reflects the repulsive and repetitive crimes of Burma Tatmadaw and NLD government on ethnic people.”

The UN report documented by the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission was handed over last Monday to Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) to ensure its integrity to be used in criminal trial in courts outside of Burma. The report especially target the Burma Army’s Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and its top military Generals to be prosecute in International Criminal Court.

KNO strongly supports the five points of recommendation made by the Fact-Finding Mission and willing to collaborate with any organizations in pursuit of justice for the victims and accountability for the perpetrators.

Kachin National Organization was founded in 1999, striving for Independence Kachinland in Northern Burma.