Internationale Firmen helfen Myanmar mit Waffenproduktion
January 17, 2023 -
Unternehmen aus mindestens 13 Staaten helfen dem Militär in Myanmar bei der Herstellung von Waffen, die dann allerdings gegen die eigenen Landsleute eingesetzt werden, wie ein hoher UN Beamter sagt.
The U.S., France, India and Japan are among those named, despite Western-led sanctions intended to isolate Myanmar.
The Special Advisory Council on Myanmar’s report says the home-produced arms are used to carry out atrocities against those who oppose the military.
Myanmar has been engulfed in violence since a February 2021 military coup.
The firms named supply Myanmar’s military with raw materials, training and machines, the report says, and the weapons produced as a result are not used to defend its borders.
Officially, more than 2,600 people have been killed by the military since the most recent coup. However, the real death toll is thought to be 10 times higher, according to the BBC.