Facebook has suspended accounts of Myanmar senior military officials

Facebook has suspended accounts of Myanmar senior officials

Recently Facebook has announced that it has banned Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Myawady military TV network and other people and groups in charges of spreading false information and hate speech in Myanmar.

It is believed that global experts working with the United Nations Human Rights Council have explained in their report that human rights have been abused in the state level in Myanbar which includes senior military Generals.

Meanwhile, Facebook has said in a statement that, "Today, we are taking more action in Myanmar, removing a total of 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook Pages, followed by almost 12 million people. We are preserving data, including content, on the accounts and Pages we have removed."

In his statement, Facebook has admitted that this process has been suffering from the 'extreme slowdown' due to the problems that came one year ago.

Facebook started investigating this issue at the beginning of the month, but it is a big step to ban the army's superior figure, which will become an example in Myanmar.
Regarding the ban on the military general, Facebook says, 'We want to prevent them from spreading more hatred and promoting religious propaganda.' It is clear that these steps have been raised in the light of the UN report.

Recently, The United Nations have released a report in which the genocide against Rohingya Muslims have been discussed. According to United Nation's report, Myanmar military committed genocide against Rohingya people. Over 30,000 Rohingya people have been brutality killed and 700,000 Rohingya have been fled to Bangladesh. The report also stated the Myanmar Military killed indiscriminately, gang-raping women, assaulting children and burning entire villages. Further, the UN has stated condemnations and expressions of concern over the atrocity crimes by Myanmar. 

The United Nations Human Rights Investigation team said that cases will be launched against the top military Officials of Myanmar because they are fully involved in Genocide of Rohingya. The United Nations has used the word 'genocide' for violent events by Myanmar's military.

According to the report, 'crimes committed in the Rakhine state are of intensity that show genocide. 'It has been said that the people of the military commanders and those involved in these crimes have made worst misconduct on Rohingya Muslims and they wanted to either kill them or to make them flee from the country.'

The report said that action against 6 officials of the Myanmar Army has been declared necessary, including the name of Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing.

According to the report, Nobel-award winner Aung San Suu Kyi also declared responsible for not playing his role in protecting the people of Rohingya from genocide in Rakhine state.

According to the researchers, the situation in Myanmar should be raised in the International Criminal Court or Special Tribunal.


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