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Fortify Rights asks the military junta to follow the ICJ decision.

Fortify Rights asks the military junta to follow the ICJ decision.

The ICJ rejected the Myanmar Military Council's request to extend the period of compliance with the ICJ's decision regarding the Myanmar Military Council being charged with genocide against the Rohingya.

Matthews Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Fortify Rights, said the ICJ's decision was another defeat for the military junta and that the decision was the right one.

Fortify Rights said a United Nations-led global arms embargo to prohibit the sale of weapons and dual-use technology to the security forces was essential and that the UN should impose additional sanctions to deny the military access to its most significant source of funds, income from the sale of natural gas.

The situation in Myanmar should also be referred to the International Criminal Court, it added.

The human rights group Fortify Rights called on the Myanmar Military Council on April 14th to stop the genocide against the Rohingya and the inhumane attacks on other civilians and to comply with the decisions issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2020.

It is reported that on March 14th this year, the Myanmar Military Council submitted a request to extend the deadline until February 2024 regarding the violation of human rights against the Rohingya. But the ICJ officially announced that the submission was rejected on April 6.


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