Tell Congress: Impose Sanctions on the Myanmar Military
Myanmar Military Coup: Tell Congress to Impose Sanctions
In the early hours of February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military detained civilian government leaders and prominent pro-democracy and human rights advocates, including notable Buddhist monks.
The Myanmar military's move comes after days of escalating threats to the civilian government by the powerful military. For weeks, the military has been peddling unfounded accusations of fraud in the November 2020 Myanmar elections in which the National League for Democracy won a crushing victory over military-backed parties.
Simply put, it is the Myanmar military that planned and executed the genocide against the Rohingya and the mass atrocities against the other peoples of Myanmar. For the architects and the foot-soldiers of these atrocities to seize total power is nothing short of catastrophic, not only for the Rohingya, but also for all of the peoples of Myanmar.
This is why we need to rally in pressing our Members of the U.S. Congress to take up again the United States' historic leadership in supporting the Burmese people's fight against Myanmar's genocidal military dictatorship.
Tell your Members of the U.S. Congress to immediately pass tough sanctions targeted on the Myanmar military and its extensive business empire.