Case 02/2015: Myanmar
JUDGMENT AND ETHICAL CONCLUSION
Dear Prosecutor, Executive Secretary and Members of the Jury of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) and the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR), regarding the case reported by the World Association of Buddhism (WBA) and the International Association of Maitriyana (IAM) against the Government of Myanmar, on May 1, 2015, I confirm that the second case of the Buddhist Tribunal is concluded in order to analyze the violation of human rights by Myanmar and its President Thein Sein.
After the enormous amount of evidence presented and certified as valid, and following the refusal of the defendants to give statements, it has proceeded with the voting of 5 members of the Jury, by confirming that all of them sentenced as “Responsible” to the government of Myanmar for the serious crime of Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity. As these actions break the Buddhist ethical precepts, such as the abstention of harming other human beings, but also involve the most serious violation of the human rights, it is perceived that the Government of Myanmar reveals a complete racial and religious discrimination against defenseless citizens. Concordantly, the evidences have shown that the Government of Myanmar is using supposed Buddhist monks such as Ashin Wirathu to incite the persecution and violence against thousands of Muslims, which leaves a dark stain on the history of the Buddhist Spirituality forever. In fact, as shown in the case of the supposed monk Wirathu, the Myanmar government is implementing a False Buddhism as a tool which is nothing but a fascist and neo-Nazi nationalism.
Although many fundamentalist Islamic groups in the world are committing massacres of thousands of human beings and certainly constitute a threat to world peace, like the guerrilla group Islamic State (ISIS) which will soon be investigated by the International Buddhist Ethics Committee and the Buddhist Tribunal on Rights Humans, there is strong evidence that the Myanmar government is perpetuating a Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity towards defenseless civilian populations, so that this terrible act against humanity is being indirectly supported and endorsed by the 969 Movement led by the false monk Ashin Wirathu.
Therefore, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights rules that the Spirituality created by Siddhartha Gautama, as a Way of Supreme Truth, must denounce the government of Myanmar as genocidal, recommending to the international community to remove all kind of support to Myanmar.
Following in the footsteps of the Master Siddhartha Gautama, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has decided to proceed against the Myanmar government for provoking both a Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity and damage to the Buddhist Spirituality, reason by which Buddhists from all over the world have been convened to establish and clarify the facts of this case. The Jury members have been able to study testimonies that prove these terrifying crimes, which are very similar to the Nazi Holocaust: mass slaughter, concentration camps, para-governmental military forces similar to the SS which are kidnapping and raping entire families, prohibition of religious rights, creation of ghettos in the cities, stickers on stores or houses of the persecuted communities, denial of citizenship status and also negation of the condition of being humans towards the chased people. Indeed this persecution of thousands of Muslims from Myanmar is being addressed by the government as a case of self-defense, by alleging accusations against Muslims with a similar tone to what the Nazis said regarding the Jews. Yet, as it is Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity towards a Muslim people, within the global context of a growing resentment towards Islam, the UN and the leaders of the contemporary civilization are practically ignoring these horrific events, although they violate all the International treaties on Human Rights.
With a reconciling spirit,
Buddhist Master Maitreya
Spiritual Guide and President of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR)