Case 02-2015: Myanmar Government, Presidents Thein Sein – Aung San Suu Kyi & Min Aung Hlaing
REPORT ON GENOCIDAL GENERAL Min Aung Hlaing
On August 28, 2018, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights reports on the situation of genocide that is taking place in Myanmar due to the criminal leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi & Min Aung Hlaing. After analyzing the evidence from the report entitled “We will destroy everything”, it is confirmed that Amnesty International is in agreement with the Buddhist Tribunal in the fact that General Min Aung Hlaing and other top military commanders of Myanmar should be tried for crimes against humanity for having deported, tortured, raped, burned and murdered thousands of members of the Rohingya People during a campaign of ethnic cleansing, which constitutes a “Supreme Offense against International Morality and the Sanctity of life”. In fact, after finding that Myanmar government committed nine distinct types of crimes against humanity, Amnesty International have required the UN Security Council to bring the Myanmar Case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has historically considered that these international crimes and human rights violations would not be isolated acts, which is shared by Amnesty International when affirming that the evidence demonstrates that these massacres are an orchestrated plan of systematic and widespread attack against the Rohingya people, especially carrying out thousands of tortures, sexual violence and extrajudicial killings, all of which constitute “High crimes against women and childhood”.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights confirms that Amnesty International has evidence that General Min Aung Hlaing has not only led and supervised this extermination campaign, but also has not prevented, detained or punished those who have committed the crimes, so that international justice is called to put an end to the dictatorship of terror and impunity that Aung San Suu Kyi & Min Aung Hlaing are leading with the complicit and scandalous support of the Vatican and the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights revalidates the brave mission of UN experts, whose report coincides with the Buddhist Tribunal in the fact that Myanmar‘s security forces have carried out international crimes such as persecution, apartheid, torture, rape and murder against the Rohingya people, concluding that this would constitute crimes against humanity, in addition to affirming that orders of arrest should be made against General Min Aung Hlaing and other high military of Myanmar for perpetrating genocide crimes. As part of this campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya People, the government of Myanmar has committed systematic and widespread sexual abuses and incineration of women, girls and babies, constituting one of the most atrocious episodes in the history of humanity.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights notes that the Myanmar government has not only forcibly displaced more than 1 million members of the Rohingya people who have fled to Bangladesh, but it has also attacked other ethnic minorities, displacing more than 150.000 people of the Kachin minority and 300,000 people of the Shan People, following the same pattern of violent expulsion they used with the Rohingya People: torture, rape and murder, causing many members of the Shan People to live in refugee camps for decades. Therefore, the UN expert mission concluded that these crimes constitute “war crimes” carried out in the context of violent ethnic conflicts in Myanmar.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights states that the report of the UN expert mission is so important that it proposes that the International Criminal Court (ICC) judges Myanmar, but even establishes the possibility not only that Myanmar be tried in other States by means of universal jurisdiction, but also the possibility of creating a special UN Tribunal similar to the one created to judge Yugoslavia during the late 20th century. The mission of experts not only blames the military led by General Min Aung Hlaing, but even coincides with the Buddhist Tribunal in affirming that the civil authorities led by Aung San Suu Kyi contributed to the perpetration of these atrocious crimes by means of acts and omissions.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights states that the Human Rights Watch organization documented the fact that Myanmar has carried out arbitrary arrests, torture and illegal trials against Rohingya refugees who returned to the country from their exile in Bangladesh, demonstrating that Myanmar‘s civic-military dictatorship broke its international promise that those returning refugees would be safe and protected.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights asks the prosecutors and judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to consider approving an old idea of the Buddhist Tribunal that consists not only in referring the Myanmar Case to a country with universal jurisdiction, but also the possibility that the ICC judges Myanmar‘s high ranked officials for committing genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh, which could be addressed through a broad interpretation of the Rome Statute which has been signed by Bangladesh. This broad legal interpretation by the Buddhist Tribunal allows the International Criminal Court (ICC) to judge crimes committed by non-signatory countries that may occur in the territory of countries that are signatories to the Rome Statute. This extension of the concept of territorial jurisdiction to include citizens would be similar to the same criterion of sovereign immunity that is transferred to government officials. The extension of the territorial jurisdiction of the ICC to also include the victims – and not only territories and ships – of signatory countries of the treaty would allow to judge Myanmar, since the Rohingya refugees could be considered as new citizens of Bangladesh. On the other hand, the ICC could also expand the personal jurisdiction of the Court, not only considering that the accused ones should be citizens of signatory countries of the Rome Statute, but also the victims themselves.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights is an autonomous body that responds to both the legal system of the Buddhist Nation and is also mandated to respect the fundamental freedoms and natural rights of all sentient beings on the planet, acting as an ethical supervisory body in the world.
Always with spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri),
H.E. Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights